By Tyler Durden
Facebook suffered what some might consider the ultimate humiliation over the weekend after the company was mercilessly trolled by Snapchat (the company that, investors fear, could be crushed by Kylie Jenner on a whim).
But luckily (or perhaps unluckily) the company was ready with the next installment in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pre-testimony media tour – an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein.
Klein was a brilliant choice by Facebook’s media department, the former Washington Post columnist pulled punch after punch. Not only did he set up Zuckerberg to clearly articulate the latest iteration of his company’s slow-rolling reforms while responding to criticisms levied by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Klein’s venerating tone lent the impression that Zuckerberg would be the ideal “no labels” candidate, according to the rigid centrism that undergirds all of Klein’s work.
Meanwhile, the European Commission announced on Monday its latest action against the social media giant, with the Financial Times reporting that Brussels is preparing a crackdown on social media companies that have been accused of spreading fake news (ie Facebook).
Zuckerberg’s interview varied little from his interviews with CNN and the New York Times.
When confronted with Cook’s remarks, Zuckerberg, a hint of annoyance …read more