Bulletins

Jack Dorsey shows no sympathy for Facebook outage

Twitter CEO throws heavy shade at his long-time social media nemesis.

Jack Dorsey at the Bitcoin Miami conference in 2021.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wasn't practicing #hugops when Facebook went down Monday.

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's savage response to the Facebook DNS outage Monday was more #thugops than #hugops.


Responding to a tweet by security expert Chad Loder that noted Facebook's DNS record seemed to have been hacked and the domain put up for sale, Dorsey replied, "How much?"

Loder didn't seem to appreciate Dorsey's attention. The Habitu8 CEO changed their Twitter bio to "@jack lets nazis target my family," an alteration visible to everyone who viewed Dorsey's quote-tweet response.



Dorsey and Facebook have a long, complicated history. As Twitter's first CEO, Dorsey entertained an offer from Mark Zuckerberg to buy the nascent social media network. As Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter" recounted, Dorsey's perceived mishandling of those deal talks and other managerial shortcomings contributed to his ouster. After Dorsey was fired, Zuckerberg and Dorsey discussed the possibility of him joining Facebook, according to Bilton.

Instead, Facebook tried to copy some of Twitter's features, including making its news feed more real-time and filled with news. (We know how that turned out.)

Later, Dorsey invested in Instagram and pushed Twitter management to buy it. Facebook bought it instead. Dorsey never posted on Instagram after the deal was announced. After he returned to Twitter as CEO, Dorsey made photo and video sharing a big push.

Twitter's official account also got in a subtle dig: "hello literally everyone," it posted.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect Chad Loder's pronouns. This story was updated on Oct. 4, 2021.

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