Facebook In Turmoil: Employees In Uproar Over Executive's Leaked Memo

Facebook's problems are just getting worse, and now investors can add worker morale to the (bucket) list of problems as the New York Times reports that employees furious over a leaked 2016 memo from a top executive seeking to justify the company's relentless growth and "questionable" data harvesting - even if it led to terrorists attacks organized on the platform.

VP Andrew "Boz" Bosworth - one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's most trusted executives, wrote that connecting people is the greater good even if it "costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies.

“Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

On Friday, the fallout from Bosworth's leaked memo - following several weeks of outrage over the company's data harvesting practices, has Facebook employees in an uproar, according to The Times.

According to two Facebook employees, workers have been calling on internal message boards for a hunt to find those who leak to the media. Some have questioned whether Facebook has been transparent enough with its users and with journalists, said the employees, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. Many are also concerned over what might leak next and are deleting old comments or messages that might come across as controversial or newsworthy, they said. -NYT

One former Facebook employee, Alex Muffett, wrote on Twitter that Bosworth's memo was a "significant" part of his decision to leave the company. 

“Between overwork and leadership direction evidenced thusly, I could never stay,” wrote Muffett. 

“There are some amazing engineers working at Facebook, folks who care deeply about user privacy, security, and how people will use the code that they write,” Mr. Muffett said later in a message. “Alas this episode may not help” to achieve more transparent internal product discussion, he said.

Buzzfeed article suppressed? 

Following Buzzfeed's Thursday's publication of the "growth at any cost" leak, BuzzFeed reporter Ryan Mac suggested Facebook was censoring the article - tweeting "Interesting that only about 14k views (about 2% of total) for our story have come through Facebook referrals. Facebook's users should be aware of this, so feel free to share it on Facebook."

When Vox's Matthew Yglesias chimed in to corroborate Mac's observation, Facebook head of news feed Adam Mosseri chimed in to say that the social media giant "100% do not take any action on stories for being critical of us.

Mark Zuckerberg responded to Bosworth's letter in a statement essentially disavowing the Boz, while also noting that Facebook changed their entire corporate focus to connect people and "bring them together"...

Boz is a talented leader who says many provocative things. This was one that most people at Facebook including myself disagreed with strongly. We've never believed the ends justify the means.

We recognize that connecting people isn't enough by itself. We also need to work to bring people closer together. We changed our whole mission and company focus to reflect this last year.

Meanwhile, Facebook is rapidly becoming radioactive, inside and out.

The question is when will investors - and especially hedge funds, for whom FB was the second most popular stock as of Dec. 31 - agree, and do what Mark Zuckerberg has been aggressively doing in recent weeks: dump it.

Comments

Cognitive Dissonance Leakanthrophy Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:00 Permalink

This is not a coordinated and concerted effort by Facebook execs to 'grow' the company at any and all costs because stock options must be vested 'in the money' and obscene amounts of 'compensation' are their god given right.

Nope, this is the work of a lone wolf exec VP who was drunk on power and out of control.

<Well, it works for the CIA to explain away their latest domestic terrorism operation or Presidential assassination attempt.>

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gregga777 Jumanji1959 Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:42 Permalink

Goebbels would be proud of Zuckerberg 

 

Press Statement for Immediate Release:

 

Today Mark Zuckerberg announced the official name change of FaceBook to GoëbbelsBook. 

 

"Today marks the official change of our corporate name from FaceBook to GoëbbelsBook in honor of the German NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) Reich Minister of Propaganda (1933-1945) Dr. Joseph Goëbbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945). Dr. Goëbbels revolutionary and visionary dream was that of the total surveillance state. We have successfully implemented his concept of the total surveillance state."

 

"When a client downloads the GoëbbelsBook application it vacuums up everything from their computer and mobile devices. It gobbles up everything they write, all their contacts, their "likes"; in short every action they perform. The application also digitizes all telephone conversations for upload. The application then uploads everything to our corporate servers. We then upload all user data to the "Five Eyes" Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) agencies that are our true original investors and beneficial owners."

 

"It is truly a proud day for me and all of my servants here at GoëbbelsBook that we have implemented the revolutionary total surveillance state vision of Dr. Joseph Goëbbels. I'm sure that he would be justifiably proud of our accomplishment."

 

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Adolph.H. StagStopa Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:24 Permalink

That picture of the facebook safe space with handwriting of terminal stage idiots had me wanting to kick some ass. 

What a bunch of fucking sissies without brain out there. They had no idea they were cogs in a massive Jewish propaganda spying machine and yet they cry and draw their fucking childish crap in their safespace. 

It is reasonable to think that these morons would start over working in the next massive Jewish propaganda spying machine without thinking twice because a snowflake is a snowflake is a snowflake and would work for free as long as there is free junk food and a safespace. 

I hope they die from hemorrhoids. This is what they deserve. After that we can disinfect and start over. 

 

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robobbob Buckaroo Banzai Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

untrue. the camps were for the filthy masses and those who stepped out of bounds.

for those at the top and willing to deal, there was plenty of money to be made sending their brethren off to the camps, both work and disposal types.

then again, more than a few found out their real value to the establishment once their usefulness ended

see "Perfidy"; Hecht, for some further elaboration

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Magooo beepbop Sun, 04/01/2018 - 09:58 Permalink

Israelis Sniping Palestinian Children

january 5, 2018by christians united for palestine

By CUFPa

“The bloodthirsty hate the innocent.” Proverbs 29:10

To understand the Israelis’ mindset in committing war crimes with impunity, there’s no one better to explain it than Israeli journalist Arieh Shavit, “We believe with absolute certitude that right now, with the White House in our hands, the Senate in our hands and The New York Times in our hands, the lives of others do not count the same way as our own.”

A Jewish sniper REALLY shoots to kill.

The Jewish sniper’s bullet went right through the heart of the Palestinian kid in the foreground.

Moshe Ya’alon, Former Israeli Defense Minister: “Proud of killing the most Palestinians.”

 

“Israeli cruelty, and what Palestinians view as sheer hatred for their children, was epitomized by the killing of 13-year-old Iman Darweesh Al Hams. She was shot by Israeli army soldiers from an observation post in what Israel claimed was a ‘no-man’ zone near the Philadelphi Route in Rafah.

“As if that were not enough, the Israeli army commander fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into Hams’s body. A year later, that commander during trial expressed no regret over his actions and said he would have ‘done the same even if the girl was a three-year-old.’

“He was cleared of all major charges.” wrote Kamel Hawwash in his article Israel implements a deliberate policy to terrorize Palestinian Children.

 

https://cufpa.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/israelis-sniping-palestinian-chi…

 

 

 

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Farqued Up Samuel Culper Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

Now, where would the little snot-nosed punk Zuck fucker come up with the denial that "the ends justifies the means"? But of course, in his Karl Marx memorized lexicon. The same technique that the commies use against Trump, blame him on Hitlery's cavorting with the Russians selling Uranium One , she thinks it will keep the flies off her watermelon.

Hitler was a psyop for the banksters, he did not bomb Rothschilds' Shell refinery in England, only the competitions'. Why would he spare theirs? Oh, yeah, oversight, simply forgot.  Also, why didn't the bankster Zionists pay the freight for the lower class Jews to get out of jail and avoid the camps? Hitler was selling the Monopoly styled cards. Oh, they didn't give a shit about their brothers? Or, was it a situation where they were wiping out the competition for the "We Are the Real Jews" claim? The Babylonian money changers are not in the Abraham bloodlines. Shh, don't tell the gullible Christians.

You Christians should remember this as you celebrate Easter, for the last 500 years you have been fed lies by a string of girly man" Popes. Now, forget your previous instructions since Dante's and Paradise Lost's HELL, Francis just said you got a pass, there ain't no HELL! Skip church, Christians, you have a weekend pass. Just keep the money coming, though, or HELL will reappear, guarOnfuckingteed. 

 

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robobbob Farqued Up Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:16 Permalink

presented without comment:
Hjalmar Schacht (1930's Reichsbank President) "Magic of Money" pg 59

"I suggested that this Jewish property should be administered
by an international committee,.....on the basis of the security of this
property.....a dollar loan.....should be raised."

"....the trust committee would give each German Jew who intended to emigrate a suitable amount which would enable him to make a new life for himself in another country."

"Astonishingly enough Hitler agreed to this suggestion....."

"....arranged for me to discuss with....Lord Bearstead.....but remarked that he would have to discuss it with....Chaim Weizmann.

".....unfortunately he could not accept my proposal because Weizmann had been vehemently opposed to the plan."

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glenlloyd ThanksChump Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:16 Permalink

It's a little more complex than just Gramma giving up some data that she volunteers via a form. It's sucking in everything that a user does or says and selling that...everything. Same as Google.

In many cases you will find people who weren't aware that FB was selling user data, it's not really clear, unless you read the TOS fine print it's not clear. Even in the fine print what they do is obscured by the way they write it.

If the announcement of what they do with the data was in big bold letters at the top of FB every time you logged in the participation would be different.

This is one reason that although I've got a FB account I've never provided anything more than the de minimus information to have that account, and I don't spend much if any time on it. It's been weeks since I've logged in to FB.

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Richard640 css1971 Sun, 04/01/2018 - 08:47 Permalink

IF THE OWNER OF FACEBOOK WERE A CHRISTIAN THE FILTH AND VERMIN THAT INFEST THIS FORUM 

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MIGHT RANT, RAIL AND CURSE HIM--MAYBE-NO GUARANTEE--BUT THE SPAWN WOULD DEFINITELY NOT BE RANT AND RAVING ABOUT HIS DENOMINATION [BAPTIST-EPISCOPAL ETC]--BUT A JEW!! O, THEY GET POSITIVELY HYSTERICAL

_________________________

GET A LIFE U LOSERS! U SPEND WAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH TIME ON LINE ON THESE FORUMS AND PULLING YOUR PUDS WATCHING PORN.....

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Ex-Oligarch ThanksChump Sat, 03/31/2018 - 14:05 Permalink

You may be enjoying the mockery of FB users, but your line of argument ignores reality.

FB users indeed knew that the company was "selling something": advertising.  Advertising in the form of "sponsored posts," newsfeed videos, solicitations to "like" an advertiser's page, notifications that someone in your network had liked an advertiser's page, and on and on and on. Every user viewed such advertising while using the service.

And indeed, selling targeted advertising is the dominant business model for providers of free content, messaging, email, webhosting, and a host of other internet services.  It is exactly what a reasonable person would expect FB to be doing, based on its public disclosures and statements to the business community, and consistent with privacy laws.  Even educated users would not expect the company to be selling its user data to third parties, let alone to government three-letter agencies. No one would expect the phone app to illegally log or record phone and message data for communications outside the app.

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helloimjohnnycat yogibear Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:35 Permalink

One-nut Hitler, or no-nutz Zuck ?

Both were jooz' spawns but one did some good

until he started to print his own.

Then the jids with the ink

caused all the stink.

Lotsa people died,

and Uncle Sam threw in the kitchen sink.

For now the joos won a rock...

took 50 years before enough got over the shock,

opened their eyes to see The Truth that did unlock.

Six Million jooz didn't die

That's the Big Lie.

That many dead will never be found

no matter who's digging-up the ground.

Nor will we ever find

America's missing debts of Trillions & Trillions

not in this lifetime, or years in the billions.

The joo is an evil bastard

a cowardly crook ; sneaky, drunk, & plastered.

Creating money from thin air

they run the Devil's lair.

Idiot goyim think all's fair

in Love & War,

and pay for

joo-cunts to bleach their long dark hair.

 

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Expendable Container yogibear Sat, 03/31/2018 - 14:13 Permalink

Wow. You still sucked in by WWII propaganda shite Lies?

Regards Goebels and Hitler, read this and then Ponder:

Head of British Psychological Warfare Executive (Propaganda), Victor Cavendish-Bentick in a hand written note, wrote on Aug 27th, 1943:

"We have had a good run for our money with this gas chamber story we have been putting about, but don't we run the risk eventually we are going to be FOUND OUT AND WHEN WE ARE FOUND OUT THE COLLAPSE OF THAT LIE is going to bring the whole of our psychological warfare with it? So isn't it rather time now to let it drift off by itself and concentrate on other lines that we are running."

In Public Record Office Document F0371/34551 (I got this information from the book "Inside the South African Reserve Bank" by Stephen Mitford Goodson)

 

Now, anyone heard of KAGANOVICH??? Why not?!

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Richard640 yogibear Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:26 Permalink

IF THE OWNER OF FACEBOOK WERE A CHRISTIAN THE FILTH AND VERMIN THAT INFEST THIS FORUM 

************************

MIGHT RANT, RAIL AND CURSE HIM--MAYBE-NO GUARANTEE--BUT THE SPAWN WOULD DEFINITELY NOT BE RANT AND RAVING ABOUT HIS DENOMINATION [BAPTIST-EPISCOPAL ETC]--BUT A JEW!! O, THEY GET POSITIVELY HYSTERICAL

_________________________

GET A LIFE U LOSERS! U SPEND WAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH TIME ON LINE ON THESE FORUMS AND PULLING YOUR PUDS WATCHING PORN.....

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pigpen Jumanji1959 Sat, 03/31/2018 - 21:51 Permalink

Jumanji, I live in heart of silicon valley and the goobook employees are so self important and associate working for the goobook surveillance tracking digtal advertising monopolies as a virtuous thing.

Let's call goobook what they are a surveillance tracking company that doesn't share any of the profits from your data with the owner: you.

My solution to these corporate pricks is to cut off their oxygen: digtal advertising and refuse to let them monetize me and others promoting using adblocking on mobile.

My solution is for everybody to immediately download brave browser or equivalent adblocker solution (depending on your tech knowledge).

Brave blocks advertising malware and tracking by DEFAULT on any device and operating system rendering digital advertising model useless.

Whoever controls the browser controls the money.

I use YouTube daily but run it out of brave browser. Zero ads and you can listen with screen off or while browsing other content.

We can destroy the value of digtal advertising by mass adoption of brave browser.

What is digtal advertising worth if ads can't be sent, viewed or tracked?

Let's take down the goobook surveillance tracking censorship monopolies. Install brave or equivalent mobile adblocker immediately.

Cheers,

Pigpen

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