On a different note, I also listened to episode 3 and 4 of WSJ’s Facebook Files investigation. I can’t emphasize more how important it is to listen to these podcasts - even if you think you’ve read the reports. Reporters’ verbal context is incredible. /1 wsj.com/podcasts/the-j…
ps I won’t be able to do it until tomorrow but I’m absolutely done with Facebook Inc. Although I deleted Instagram, WhatsApp, FB apps years ago I’ve left my accounts alive for work purposes. I can’t any more - turns my stomach they even have my photos and name at this point. /2
Inevitably, based on the reports, there is still value going back to the company as long as the accounts are alive. I’m done. Sorry, it’s been five years since I notified them of my concerns. WSJ’s report demonstrates repeatedly how they refused to do what it takes. /3

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23 Sep
thread: since Facebook PR @andymstone is feinting transparency, please explain whether some stories are are given any benefit of doubt due to an exemption list? I asked your COO Sandberg last year - concerning report Facebook uses Alexa popularity list as proxy for quality. /1 Image
Here was my original Oct 30, 2020 (!!) email to Facebook's team and my list of very simple questions as a follow-up to a Guardian report. They shouldn't be hard to answer, no trade secrets but a pretty simple and important filter for the largest source of news on the planet. /2 Image
Here was my follow-up email to COO Sheryl Sandberg on November 2nd. I'll note that this was immediately prior to the election when Facebook reportedly "broke glass" and increased ranking for high-quality news. /3 Image
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23 Sep
woah. youngsters rejecting Facebook's main "blue app" is known but I must say this study of gen z (16-24) shows it's more in free fall relative to gen y (25-40). also speaks to why data-sharing and control over FB's Instagram has been so critical to the company's market power. /1 Image
that slide is from a new members-only study called Gen Z Digital Media Attitudes, Values & Behavior (digitalcontentnext.org/blog/2021/09/1…). dcn vp, research @Randeloo is avail for questions. DCN has been sharing some slides from it. here is a clean version w/out my markup. few more coming. /2 Image
this one is on the effects of the pandemic on gen z and gen y. interesting to see how things are different for those who grew up in a world with devices and internet access in hands. /3
Read 6 tweets
22 Sep
In a company under global scrutiny for ethical lapses and a harmful core biz model, you don’t place your loyal lieutenant Andrew Bosworth in charge of all tech unless you’re preparing for war. Act accordingly. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
This is the language of a company in PR crisis mode. As far as I know, Elliot Schrage (took fall for Definers) also still “works there.” A full exit leads to more questions - this is window dressing and a big deal. Image
And not to state the obvious but this would make me very uncomfortable if I testified to @CommonsDCMS.
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22 Sep
Lol. Rather than Facebook communicate simply to the market what percentage of iOS users are asking it to stop tracking them (likely the most critical metric by far impacting its business this year), Facebook is sub-blogging warnings through PR.
This won’t end well. Image
And I would be willing to bet Facebook’s day is tied more closely to Apple limiting Facebook’s surveillance across its most valuable audience on its most valuable platform than Facebook’s fears of bad press, regulators or policy makers. But that’s where we are. Image
btw, there is likely a way for Facebook to do a workaround on apple’s new policy but that would open up the company to risk in Apple booting them or FTC section 5 violation. A few other things here worth considering….
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22 Sep
Fairly diplomatic post by WSJ reporter providing top of class accountability journalism of Zuckerberg’s company through the Facebook Files series. Underneath it, I see Zuckerberg pivoting towards using his power to attack and discredit the best of the free and plural press.
I flag this because Facebook’s response last week claimed WSJ included “deliberate mischaracterizations” and this user claims “blatantly falsely reports.” Zuckerberg seems comfortable falsely applying motivations and intention to some of the most trusted global newsrooms.
And I will reiterate trusted journalism makes mistakes and can be messy at times but always seeks getting to the facts and go out of their way to correct any mistakes. Broadly applying labels is an attempt to discredit rather than coming back with the facts to seek corrections.
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21 Sep
For those who have concerns about Facebook Inc, I present to you @SenTedCruz in four clips (1 of 4).
For those who have concerns about Facebook Inc, I present to you @SenTedCruz in four clips (2 of 4).
For those who have concerns about Facebook Inc, I present to you @SenTedCruz in four clips (3 of 4).
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