Yes, you read that right. In the announcement for the profits of the third quarter of his company, the CEO of Facebook "put" them with 17 news organizations that publish leaked internal documents, and are known as Facebook Papers.
Το πρόβλημα, όπως το περιέγραψε ο Zuckerberg, δεν είναι το τι αποκαλύπτεται στα ρεπορτάζ, αλλά το κυνήγι μαγισσών των μέσων ενημέρωσης που στοχεύει την καλή του company αξίας τρισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων.
"Good reviews help us get better," said the indignant Zuckerberg, "but my view is that what we are seeing is a concerted effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company."
Facebook has tried, and failed, to use this line of defense in the past to discredit posts it deemed unfavorable.
But previous failures have not stopped Zuckerberg from trying the same approach again. So citing the huge media conspiracy, Zuckerberg then turned to combining the fact that Facebook is doing internal investigations - the investigations leaked by the former Facebook employee, Frances Hagen – for taking substantial measures from the findings of investigations.
3 years ago today, 30+ journalists published a coordinated series of articles about Facebook's "war room" for election interference. To get inside it, outlets had to agree to FB's conditions & schedule
- paris martineau (@parismartineau) October 18, 2021
“The reality is that we have an open culture where we encourage discussion and inquiry in work us so that we can make progress on many complex issues that are not just about us," he said. "We have top research programs to study the effects of productof ours and to provide transparency in our progress".
It is worth noting that we know that researchers employed by Facebook have tried again and again to persuade the Facebook leadership to act on their findings - often to no avail.
The CEO of Facebook also took some time to inform everyone who listens to him that this issue of polarization has nothing to do with him personally.
"Polarization began to increase in the United States before I was born," said Zuckerberg, who is unhappy with the allegations.
In the end, the CEO wanted everyone who hates the company to understand that no concerted effort is going to slow him down.
"We can not change the underlying media dynamics, but there is a different region we serve, which has always been more important and which I try to focus on," he said before pausing somewhat dramatically, to say "and this is the world."