Facebook is for all: Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat

Randall Craig
April 19, 2017

The claims emerged last week when documents were made public from a lawsuit by Pompliano against Snapchat's parent company, Snap. "I don't want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain". Former Pakistani singer (now Indian) Adnan Sami shared his opinion on twitter on this matter and the post is being bashed by Pakistani's badly. Anthony Pompilano, the ex-employee in question, had revealed the conversation with Spiegel from September 2015 where worldwide growth plans for the app were being discussed.

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergFacebookOver the weekend, Snapchat found itself in a full-blown PR crisis after CEO Evan Spiegel was accused of saying that the app was "only for rich people" and that he didn't "want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain".

It prompted some users in India to start deleting the app.

Nonetheless, the news sparked outrage in India, which saw the hashtag #BoycottSnapchat trending on Twitter. "Obviously Snapchat is for everyone!"

"This app is only for rich people", he said. The spokesperson also said that those words were written by their former employee in a lawsuit for his case.

"I think one thing that people probably don't think about as much as we do is innovation to serve everyone in the community, not just the high end, right?", Zuckerberg told Tech Crunch on the sidelines of the annual Facebook Developer Conference (F8) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California yesterday.

It was even rumored that Indian hackers retaliated by leaking 1.7 million Snapchat users' data on the "dark web", but these reports have not been verified. According to The Economic Times, thousands of Indians are mistakenly deleting the app of e-commerce giant Snapdeal rather than Snapchat.

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