By: Steve Dellar | 03-30-2018 | News
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Facebook VP: Even If Someone Dies Because Of Facebook, It’s All Good

The hits just keep on coming for the social media site apparently now that a ‘strategy memo’ written by Vice-President Andrew Bosworth seems to forgive any future harm the company may do as long as it ‘connects’ people.

The social media giant was quick to state that CEO Mark Zuckerberg actually disagreed with the leaked 2016 memo, but it is quite an amazing read to see what kind of thinking is allowed within the company in order to get financial gain.

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In essence, the memo states that any possible negative outcomes of the company’s broader “growth tactics” and mission to “connect” people were a reasonable by-product and thus acceptable.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Zuckerberg Says He Disagrees With Growth At All Costs Facebook Memo From Top Exec <a href=""></a> via <a href="">@dalrymple</a></p>&mdash; John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) <a href="">March 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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VP Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth wrote: “Maybe it costs a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

“It is literally just what we do. We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My statement on the recent Buzzfeed story containing a post I wrote in 2016 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Boz (@boztank) <a href="">March 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The current media storm engulfing Facebook is so intense that Mr. Bosworth issued an apology which basically says that he doesn’t believe what he wrote at the time: “I don’t agree with the post today and I didn’t agree with it even when I wrote it.”

Seeing now how his strategy statement is a ‘bit out of touch’, Ms. Bosworth says that he merely intended to “bring to the surface issues I felt deserved more discussion.”

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“I care deeply about how our product affects people and I take very personally the responsibility I have to make that impact positive.”


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