Back in August Facebook revealed that WhatsApp and Instagram will go through name changes as the parent company wants to be transparent about its product and services. On November 4, the company revealed a new logo in order to distinguish the parent company from the Facebook app. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet which was a dig to Facebook’s latest logo.
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 5, 2019
As you can see from the tweet above, Dorsey referenced to the rebranding which is basically a glorified switch to all-caps version of the old logo. As mentioned earlier, Facebook owned properties such as Instagram and WhatsApp will show the a “From FACEBOOK” tag in the coming months.
This isn’t the first time Dorsey mocked Facebook. Just few days earlier he revealed that Twitter will not be allowing any kind of political advertisements on the platform as Facebook has come under heavy scrutiny over last couple of years due to its influence in spreading political propaganda. At the time, Mark Zuckerberg defended that Facebook will not limit free expression on the platform.
Shortly afterwards, Facebook removed a political advertisement which confirmed that the social network doesn’t allow advertisers to spread false political information in case the advertisement was created by a group. However, individual politicians are exempted from this rule. At the time, Lead Stories, one of Facebook’s fact checking partner revealed that Facebook’s fact checking partners are limited to checking information coming from political parties.