Facebook is publicly criticizing Apple’s upcoming iOS privacy changes in full-page newspaper ads today. “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere,” reads the headline on an ad inside the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal today. Bloomberg News reports that the ads are related to Apple’s iOS 14 privacy changes that will make it more difficult for companies like Facebook to target users with ads.
Hilarious. All Apple is doing is giving user’s a choice. Facebook is saying this is somehow damaging. The ad industry just made $80,000,000,000; they’ll be okay.
See also: FTC sues Facebook, calling it a monopoly, and Facebook’s ad business of scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers, and Facebook’s App Store Privacy Nutrition Label is twelve pages long.