Move Fast, Break Things, Deny Everything
On Wednesday, the New York Times published an exposé
on Facebook's internal struggles and slow response to the recent series of crises the company has faced. The report claims that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sherly Sandberg ignored warning signs and resisted responsibility for content on their platform. "Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view. At critical moments over the last three years, they were distracted by personal projects, and passed off security and policy decisions to subordinates, according to current and former executives." Facebook pushed back hard
, but they know they have a problem. Yesterday, they released their quarterly standards enforcement report - aka the Troll Report
- noting they removed over a billion(!) fake accounts.