Facebook’s Playbook for Responding to Polarization Accusations

Ryan Mac and Craig Silverman, reporting for BuzzFeed News on an internal Facebook presentation that came just after the aforelinked Karen Hao blockbuster story on Facebook’s AI:

When shown the internal document by BuzzFeed News, one former Facebook employee who studied polarization at the company said, “This memo is corporate gaslighting disguised as a research brief.” They left the company last year and asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.

See also: This thread from Gideon Lichfield, who was one of Karen Hao’s editors for the MIT Technology Review story, on Facebook PR’s response.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021