Apple and Facebook are both NPR sponsors, and the story gives both sides equal time. That’s not necessarily good for Facebook.
Two soundbites rom Bobby Allyn’s “Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple’s Upcoming iPhone Update?” posted Friday:
Tim Cook: At a moment of rampant disinformation, and conspiracy theories juiced by algorithms, we can no longer turn a blind eye to a theory of technology that says all engagement is good engagement.
Mark Zuckerberg: I find [the] argument — that if you’re not paying, that somehow we can’t care about you — to be extremely glib and not at all aligned with the truth.
Cue the 3:55-minute segment:
My take: Sometimes equal time works.