Facebook’s criticism of Apple’s iOS 14 privacy policies has stoked a media firestorm between the two companies. Reportedly, Facebook withdrew Apple’s verification mark amid the ongoing virtual war. The post by Safwan AhmedMia, better known as SuperSaf, a renowned YouTuber, helped spread the news even further.
A Facebook spokesman assured us that the social media giant did not take away Apple’s verification symbol. This article tells you everything you need to know about whether or not Apple’s Facebook page has lost its verification badge.
Even if Apple’s Facebook page was never confirmed, the verification badge remained.
It has been speculated online that Facebook will no longer display Apple’s verification symbol on its site. Apple’s loss of its Facebook verification mark was widely reported after tweets by YouTubers SuperSaf and Navarra.
Facebook’s Alexandru Voica, a member of the EMEA tech communications team, quickly responded to the tweets by stating that the news was based on a bogus meme. Even Facebook’s response was tweeted by Navarra.
The firm said that it never vetted Apple’s Facebook profile. Facebook states, “the admins of a page need to commence the verification process.” Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts also have verified Facebook profiles.
Advertisements covering entire newspaper pages were placed by the social media behemoth. According to the commercials, the introduction of Apple’s new policy in iOS 14 severely restricts a company’s capacity to use personalized advertisements.
With App Tracking Transparency, users have greater say over what information is collected and how it is utilized. Apple responded by saying it is fighting for its customers. Tim Cook, CEO of the firm, said that users should have control over their data and how it is used.
Cook tweeted, “Facebook can continue to follow users across applications and websites as before; App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 will only require them to ask for your permission first.”