A memo leaked by Facebook’s employees.


San Francisco – on Friday, Facebook employees as a top management leaked memo in 2016 caused quite a stir, protect the growth of social networks at all costs – even if it is organized by platform caused the death of terrorist attacks.
In the memo, Facebook vice President Andrew bosworth wrote: “someone may have died in a terrorist attack coordinated with our tools. We still connect people. The ugly truth is that we believe that the connection between people is so deep that anything that makes us more connected to more people is actually true. ”
Mr. Bosworth and mark zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, have since declined a memo released by BuzzFeed News on Thursday.
But silicon valley has a big impact. According to two Facebook employees, staff have been calling for internal message boards to look for people who have leaked to the media. Some questioned whether Facebook had maintained enough transparency with its users and journalists, and said that employees were asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. Many also worry about what will happen next, they say, and are deleting old comments or messages that could be controversial or newsworthy.
Brouhaha conducted a rigorous review of Facebook and questioned the liability of its more than 2.2 billion users. The company has this month accused Cambridge Analytica, a British political consultancy, of improperly collecting data from 50 million users. Mr Zuckerberg has since apologised for data privacy and is expected to testify before lawmakers in Washington.
Facebook did not respond to requests for comment about the employee’s response to the leaked memo.
After that, some Facebook executives have begun using Twitter to make an overt charm offensive, sending a penetrating phrase and emoticons to reporters covering the company. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s news chief, wrote to BuzzFeed editors and chief executives in recent days to recall and tell a story about his mother. He also wrote to a reporter at the Verge technology website about the songs he played at the wedding reception.
In some of his tweets, Mr Mosseri has defended Facebook. Mr. Mosseri jumped in when the authors of Vox and BuzzFeed tweeted that they had noticed the surprising low traffic on Facebook.
“We are 100% not going to take any action in the story for criticizing us,” he said.

Mr. Bosworth, the author of the 2016 memo, also took part in twitter. Later on Thursday, he said he disagreed with what he wrote in the memo, “even if I write this article, I don’t agree.” He added, “the purpose of this article is the same as many other things I’ve written internally, and I think it’s worth discussing more with a broader company for the sake of surface issues. ”
After BuzzFeed released the memo, Mr. Bosworth removed the memo from the original internal message board. In a statement on BuzzFeed, zuckerberg praised Mr Bosworth as “a talented leaders say many provocative things”, and said he and Facebook, most people don’t agree with memo and companies realize that it is not just about the connection.
Facebook employees said on Friday that the company was discussing the merits of the position. Some people are calling for a management actively take measures to deal with those who leaked to the media, said two Facebook employees and the company to take more steps in the hiring process to screen potential whistleblowers.
At least one former Facebook employee, Alec Muffett, wrote on Twitter that Mr. Bosworth’s memo was the reason for his decision to leave the company.
“It’s a testament to the direction of overwork and leadership that I will never stay,” wrote Mr. Muffet, a former Facebook engineer.
Backplot: I posted on Facebook “goodbye” is very important to respond to the work of the @ boztank, then from Facebook community representatives of the shortage of engineers won quite a lot of support, they really care about user privacy: https://t.co/GaoHLYoh17
– alex muffett (@alecmuffett) March 29, 2018.
“Some of the amazing engineers working on Facebook are concerned about users’ privacy, security and how people use the code they write,” Mr. Mufett said in an email. “Alas, this may not be helpful” to a more transparent internal product discussion, he said.


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