Facebook's David Marcus, who ran Facebook's messaging products before starting the blockchain group earlier this year, is defending the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg after a WhatsApp co-founder spoke critically of his experience at the company.
Brian Acton started WhatsApp with Jan Koum, and sold the company to Facebook for $22 billion in 2014. Acton left Facebook a year ago, and Koum departed in April. Forbes published a story on Wednesday based on a lengthy interview with Acton, in which he says that Zuckerberg was in a rush to make money from the messaging service and undermine elements of its encryption technology.
Marcus responded in a post that he said was not written at the request of the company and reflects his personal views.