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Mark Zuckerberg’s aides blow-dry his ARMPITS to stop him sweating with anxiety before  speeches because the Facebook CEO is ‘so consumed by his public image’, new book claims

  • Revelations were made in Steven Levy’s new book, Facebook: The Inside Story  
  • Zuckerberg was reportedly depicted as ‘naive genius and robotic robber barron’
  • The Facebook CEO was also said to have asked a communications executive to blow-dry his armpits before speaking appearances to ‘eliminate anxiety sweat’

Mark Zuckerberg is so consumed by his public image that his aides have to blow-dry his armpits ahead of speeches in order to combat anxiety sweat, according to a new book. 

Technology journalist, Steven Levy, has revealed the bizarre habit in his new book, Facebook: The Inside Story, according to Bloomberg News‘ Austin Carr who was able to get a sneak peek inside the publication. 

According to Carr, Levy portrayed the Facebook CEO as a mix between ‘naive genius and robotic robber baron’. 

‘He, too, is consumed by his public image. A communications exec is shown blow-drying the CEO’s armpits before speaking appearances to eliminate anxiety sweat,’ Carr wrote.

Mark Zuckerberg is so consumed by his public image that his aides have to blow-dry his armpits ahead of speeches in order to combat anxiety sweat, according to a new book

Steven Levy

Facebook: The Inside Story

Technology journalist, Steven Levy (left), has revealed the bizarre habit in his new book, Facebook: The Inside Story (right), according to Bloomberg News ‘ Austin Carr who was able to get a sneak peek inside the publication

A DailyMail.com request for comment to Facebook was not immediately returned. 

But Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois told Business Insider in an email: ‘I doubt this is true and if so it would have been at our communications team’s request, but surely anyone who has ever worn a grey t-shirt can relate.

Levy was also able to gain access to a portion of Zuckerberg’s 2006 diary, a small notebook the billionaire named the ‘Book of Change’.

According to Carr, Levy claims the journal outlines Zuckerberg’s ambitions. 

One of those ideas involved transforming Facebook into a ‘futuristic government-style interface to access a database full of information linked to every person’. 

Levy also wrote about Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, who is reportedly known to ‘scream at underlings’. 

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, even weighed in on the subject, saying: 'I'd be happy to provide that service for anyone on our comms team if needed'

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, even weighed in on the subject, saying: ‘I’d be happy to provide that service for anyone on our comms team if needed’

According to Carr, Levy depicted Sandberg as a ‘micromanager, fanatical about her public image’.

Levy reportedly describes Sandberg as ‘unnecessarily manipulative and calculating, faking nervousness in front of journalists to induce softer questions,’ Carr revealed. 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also weighed in on the subject. 

Dorsey chimed in on a Twitter conversation between Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier and Nick Pacilio, a senior communications manager at Twitter.

‘I’m guessing @jack has never needed this service from you?’ Frier tweeted at Pacilio. 

Dorsey then joked: ‘I haven’t, but I’d be happy to provide that service for anyone on our comms team if needed.’

The Twitter Comms account responded to Dorsey’s tweet with an emoji surrounded by hearts.

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