Jack Dorsey Dodges Mark Zuckerberg’s Follow Request on Threads

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg
Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, appears to have rebuffed an attempt by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to follow him on the newly launched app, Threads. Dorsey publicly revealed this by posting a screenshot of Zuckerberg’s follow request on Threads, with a concise message, “Too soon b.”

Dorsey’s own Threads account, tethered to his Instagram profile, had no followers as of the reporting time. Intriguingly, his account remains private, devoid of any profile picture.

The follow request from Zuckerberg may not be entirely intentional. It could have emerged from an automatic feature that links Instagram followers to Threads, thereby generating follow requests. Meta, Zuckerberg’s tech behemoth, has yet to comment on this development, and a request for feedback was made beyond regular working hours.

Dorsey has been vocally critical of Threads, questioning the app’s privacy policy and lamenting its resemblance to Twitter, a platform he masterminded back in 2006.

Dorsey’s Relationship with Other Social Media Platforms

Twitter’s hallmarks have been mirrored by numerous apps, notably after its acquisition by billionaire Elon Musk. One of these, Bluesky, a decentralized Twitter alternative, enjoys Dorsey’s endorsement.