Last Thursday, Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's college roommate, Chris Hughes, published a bombshell op-ed in The New York Times, in which he publicly called for the dismantling of the company he helped Zuckerberg start 15 years ago.
"Mark is a good, kind person". But I'm angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks.
Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook's budget is safety this year is bigger than the whole revenue of the other company when it public earlier this decade.
"I think we have to seriously take a look at that, yes".
The practice, though, has drawn criticism after some of these low-earning contractors reported mental health crises as a result of absorbing too much disturbing content.
Mark's influence is staggering, far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.
The social media company responded Saturday with a Times opinion piece of its own, penned by Facebook VP Nick Clegg, who attempted to counter what he viewed as Hughes' position that the size of a company alone makes it problematic.
But Facebook without WhatsApp and Instagram as integral to its operations will mean the loss of streamline messaging within the company's infrastructure, which will impact on the more than two billion active users of the social networking site. They said that Facebook's business model is to capture "as much of our attention as possible". The founders of Instagram and WhatsApp have left, as has the executive who took over WhatsApp a year ago. Besides being convincing, it was notable because it wasn't just another politician calling for regulators to step in and break up Facebook-it was a Facebook cofounder himself calling for just that. By marveling at it, the government overlooked its responsibility of protecting Americans and competition in markets. In the end people did not leave the company's platforms en masse. The Facebook board works more like an advisory committee than a supervisor, because Mark controls about 60 percent of the voting shares.
Recent reports have revealed that Facebook has been busy building relationships with various online merchants and financial services companies as it prepares to develop and launch a new crypto payments system that would be integrated into its social media platform.
In one of a number of scandals to hit the company, Facebook is accused of inappropriately sharing information belonging to 87 million users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.