The NYT report into the past three years at Facebook paints a grotesque picture of the company’s unsavory, unethical, and dark PR tactics used to navigate a string of high-profile controversies says Zack Whittaker. Most of the controversies were of Facebook’s own making like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, data practices, and generally not keeping users safe. Senior leadership should probably be replaced but with Zuckerberg’s voting rights, it will be near impossible to force him to leave.
- Will this latest scandal cause significant drop in user numbers compared to others?
- Will the NYT report help to dispel conspiracy theories about George Soros?
- Do you plan on still using Facebook for personal use?
The bombshell report of the New York Times in the last three years on Facebook paints a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a series of high-profile controversies using unsavory, unethical and dark public relations tactics.
The report of The Times, citing over 50 sources, accuses the company of:
The whole report is worth reading. Facebook responded with its own version of events, calling in the Times report “a number of inaccuracies.”
To be fair, Facebook had a few years. To be unfair, much of it was made by itself. The Cambridge Analytica scandal. A fireplace of criticism about its data practices and privacy issues. Election interference. Its involvement in the genocide in Myanmar. And a major breach of data.
And misinformation, misinformation, misinformation, misinformation.