A memo sent to Facebook employees two years ago overshadows the social media giant on Thursday atovershadowing . On June 18, 2016, Memo, from Facebook vice president Andrew "Boz" Bosworth outlined the lengths of the company's tools would influence the public on behalf of the company's growth – including the possibility that it could lead to someone's death. That prompted Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to pronounce a statement he contradicts with the memo, internally called "The Ugly."
In the note, Bosworth wrote: "We connect people, period. Therefore, all the work we do in growth is justified, all the questionable practices in importing contacts, all the subtle language that helps people through All our work to bring more communication, the work we'll probably do someday in China. "
Bosworth also wrote," So we're connecting more people … that can be bad if they do maybe it will cost someone a life by exposing someone to bullying … maybe someone will die off our tools in a coordinated terrorist attack. "
" We have great products, but we still would not be half the size without slowing down growth, "he wrote. "The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so much that everything that can connect us more people is * in fact * good."
Bosworth confirmed on Thursday that the memo "should come to the surface, problems I had more with the broader society" and said that he does not agree and that "seeing this post in isolation is harsh . "  My statement on the recent Buzzfeed story with a post I wrote in 2016 pic.twitter.com/lmzDMcrjv5
– Boz (@boztank) March 29, 2018
"It www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 This was one of the most unpopular things I've ever written internally, and the ensuing debate helped make our tools a better one "Bosworth added on Thursday in a subsequent tweet memo was first reported by BuzzFeed News.
Zuckerberg published a statement after Buzzfeed's article saying that Bosworth is "a talented leader who says many provocative things" and remarked "that most people on Facebook strongly disagreed with us … we have never believed that the goals justify the means. " Bosworth joined Facebook in 2006 and is one of the company's loudest employees, CNET reports. Previously, he led the Facebook advertising business and today manages the company's Virtual / Augmented Reality (VR / AR) projects.
Facebook'sis tied to Cambridge Analytica, which has accessed data of 50 million Facebook users, according to Wall Street analysts, the Federal Trade Commission – which announced Monday that – Facebook could face a fine of up to $ 2 billion.
A bipartisan group of 37 prosecutors state that they"Demanding answers … about the company's business practices and privacy".
"Companies like Facebook must abide by the law when it comes to how they use their customers' personal information," said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who directs the effort, in a statement. "Attorney Generals play an important role in bringing them to justice, and I'm proud to work with so many of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle."
The letter to Zuckerberg asks if the company's terms of service are "clear and understandable" if the company has taken precautions to ensure that the data it collects has been misused and, among other things, Facebook learned about the breach of privacy ,
"As a bipartisan group of advocates general" In the statement announcing the letter, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said profoundly about the privacy of its members.
"Just because they use Facebook and sign up for apps does not mean consumers have signed a lifelong agreement on privacy," wrote Rosenblum. "We asked Facebook some important questions and we expect clear answers from them, and we need to be sure that an injury or" leak "of that sort will not happen again."