A leaked memo from a Facebook executive describes the consequences of the company's mentality that it costs everything. BuzzFeed released a memo from Andrew "Boz" Bosworth on Thursday, June 2016, who currently heads the company's hardware department, where Bosworth says he "wants to talk about the ugly aspect of the company's work ".
"We connect humans, period," wrote Bosworth. "That's why all the work we're doing to grow is justified, all questionable import procedures for contacts, all the subtle language that helps people search for friends, all the work we do to create more communication. The work we are likely to do in China one day, all of that. "
Bosworth distanced himself from his comments. "I do not agree with the post today and I do not agree with it even when I wrote it," he said on Twitter . "The purpose of this post, like many others I wrote internally, was to surface, topics that deserved more discussion with the broader society."
The post was internally controversial, BuzzFeed reported. Among those who disagreed with his language was CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who told the point of sale, "Boz is a talented leader who says many provocative things, one that most people on Facebook, including myself, disagreed with We never believed that the ends justify the means. "Zuckerberg continued," We recognize that connecting people is not enough, we also need to work to bring people closer to each other, we have our entire mission – and corporate focus changed to reflect this in the last year. "
The memo immediately made for conversation on Twitter. Former software engineer Alec Muffett, who dealt with security issues in the company, said the company's growth aspiration – in particular the decision to build a censorship tool in the hope of gaining access to the Chinese market – left the company ]
The loss of Bosworth's mail comes two weeks after the data protection scandal engendered by revelations that data mining company Cambridge Analytica has been gaining unauthorized access to up to 50 million user profiles
Bosworth's Post undoubtedly uses dull language. He describes the negative effects of global networking and writes: "It may cost a lifetime to expose someone to perpetration, or someone may die in a terrorist attack that is geared to our tools."
It's ugly to read, but it also stands in stark contrast to a popular load of Facebook criticism, which states that the company moves quickly and breaks things from a leadership team that acts without taking its impact on the wider world into account. The Bosworth memo shows in a positive and negative sense that the company expects its unintended consequences and the ethics of its behavior – even before the election in 2016, which has caused so many current problems of Facebook.
Bosworth cleared his internal post shortly after A source familiar with the matter said The Verge .
Update, 19:12 : This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Bosworth deleted the post.