Facebook Floundering Again?

March 2, 2018

It is no shock to say that Facebook has had some rough months lately. Amidst controversy over their handling of fake news and algorithms that seem to avoid friends, the company’s biggest problems are actually internal. The social media giant’s culture is beginning to gain a lot of attention, and not for good reasons. We learned more in a Slashdot excerpt, “A Facebook Employee Asked Reporter to Turn Off Phone So Facebook Couldn’t Track its Location.”

One troubling part of the story said:

“According to his recounting of the meeting, she asked him if he had been in touch with Nunez (the Gizmodo reporter, who eventually published this and this). He denied that he had been. Then she told him that she had their messages on Gchat, which Fearnow had assumed weren’t accessible to Facebook. He was fired. “Please shut your laptop and don’t reopen it,” she instructed him.”

There is a lot of interesting stuff here and it links to a larger Wired piece that shows even more of the depths. This is at odds with other reports of the company, which claim it has a winning culture and that Facebook’s corporate environment is a success. We are inclined to believe the Slashdot look at things. Likely, these positive spins are PR related in the wake of so many rotten news pieces. Facebook has long been an innovator, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can revolutionize their culture.

Patrick Roland, March 2, 2018


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