Facebook Inc on Saturday slammed a Wall Street Journal collection of articles concerning the social media firm’s platform as containing “deliberate mischaracterizations” and stated the articles “conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook’s leadership and employees.”
The Wall Street Journal, citing a evaluation of inner firm paperwork that included analysis studies, on-line worker discussions and drafts of shows to senior administration, stated that though Facebook researchers have recognized “the platform’s ill effects,” the corporate failed to repair them.
The Wall Street Journal articles say that Facebook exempted high-profile customers from some or all of its guidelines, performed down the damaging results on younger customers of its Instagram app, made adjustments to its algorithm that made the platform “angrier,” and had a weak response to alarms raised by workers over how the platform is utilized in growing nations by human traffickers.
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vp of worldwide affairs, writing in a weblog put up, stated the Wall Street Journal’s tales “contained deliberate mischaracterizations of what we are trying to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook’s leadership and employees.”
Clegg known as “just plain false” an allegation that “Facebook conducts research and then systematically and willfully ignores it if the findings are inconvenient for the company.”
Facebook, Clegg stated, understands the “significant responsibility that comes with operating a global platform” and takes it critically, however “we fundamentally reject this mischaracterization of our work and impugning of the company’s motives.”
Clegg defended Facebook’s dealing with of posts on the COVID-19 vaccine and stated that the “intersection between social media and well-being” stays an evolving subject within the analysis group.
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