Jack Dorsey Criticizes Meta’s Threads As It Prepares To Launch
by Soumava Goswami Business 04 July 2023
Jack Dorsey slams Meta Platform’s Threads, which is equipping itself to be Twitter’s new rival. Dorsey, who is Twitter’s ex-CEO, along with Elon Musk, criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s new microblogging platform, which is about to rival Twitter. Both of them raised concerns related to the privacy of the users of the platform.
Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is planning to launch a microblogging app called Threads. The date of release is 6th July. The new app platform has already made its appearance on Alphabet Inc.’s Google Play Store and Apple Inc.’s iOS App Store.
What really caught the attention of netizens and analysts alike is that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO, as well as Elon Musk, Twitter’s current CEO, took their shot at Threads. Both of them raised concerns about the data collection processes of Threads.
It is important to note here that Meta’s Facebook does have a history of controversies regarding its data collection processes.
In the App Store’s “Data Linked to You” section, the new app states that it might collect user content, contact info, financial info, browsing history, purchases, usage data, identifiers, contacts, location, sensitive info, and other data as well.
Dorsey took a jab at Threads showing a screenshot of the “Data Linked to You” section, where he tweeted, “All Your Threads are belong to us”.
Elon Musk added a reply to the Tweet – “Yeah.” as he shows his agreement on the matter. However, Twitter also somewhat collects a similar amount of data from its users as well, but not financial info, health and fitness, and other sensitive info.