Updated on Friday, March 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) – The author of a provocative Facebook memo stating that growth is justified, even if it costs a living, says he does not really care about the memo agrees and it wrote provoke the debate.
The 2016 internal memo titled "The Ugly" was leaked to Buzzfeed this week. In it, Facebook CEO Andrew Bosworth said, "All the work we're doing is justified," even if it costs people their lives because they are harassed or die from a terrorist attack coordinated through Facebook.
Bosworth, who leaves from "Boz" has been on Facebook since 2006 and serves as Vice President of Virtual and Advanced Reality Activities. Previously, he was VP of Ads and helped create Facebook features such as Messenger, News Feed, and Groups.
Bosworth tweeted on Thursday that the memo was one of the most unpopular things he wrote internally, and "the following debate helped with our tools for the better."
In a statement to BuzzFeed that confirmed Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg Bosworth called a "talented leader who says a lot of provocative things," but added that most people on Facebook, including me, disagreed with strong. "
" We never believed that the ends justify the means, "Zuckerberg said in the statement," We are aware that connecting people is not enough. We also need to work together to bring people closer together. We've changed our overall mission and corporate focus to reflect this over the past year. "
Face-to-face with Facebook, Facebook claims that Cambridge Analytica, a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm, is collecting data from tens of millions of users without their permission This was followed by a series of scandals, including revelations that Russia used its platform to interfere in US elections.
Facebook faces new questions about its practice, call and text stories of The company did not specify why it needed or made use of this data, it was only said that it was used to improve the user experience on Facebook, and it's not clear how it works Data collection has improved the experience of Facebook users on Android devices, if Facebook is not the same Dat en from iPhones.