Facebook vice president reportedly told employees to prepare for ‘more bad headlines’
There could be more alarming Facebook headlines in the works – and the company is apparently bracing for that likelihood.
According to a message obtained by AxesFacebook vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg told staff on Saturday that “we need to get ready to make more headlines in the next few days I’m afraid.” Clegg warned that the new coverage “would likely contain misinterpretations of our research, motivations and priorities,” and told employees “to listen and learn from criticism when it is right, and strongly push back when they are not “, by Axes. “But, above all,” wrote the vice president, “we have to hold our heads up high and do the job we came here for.”
The social network has been decimated by the negative press lately, after former employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked damning internal company documents to Congress and The Wall Street Journal, alleging that the company knows and ignores the damage it is causing, and chooses to expand “at all costs”. Since then, according to Axes, a group of 17 news organizations came together to form the “Facebook Consortium” and reported on the same leaked documents, now dubbed “”Facebook papers.” The Newspaper is not part of the consortium.
The group’s organizers are said to have “aimed to amplify the conclusions of the leaked documents by having many news agencies report simultaneously, thus creating a big splash,” he wrote. Axio, probably explaining this weekend Facebook new unload. And unfortunately for CEO Mark Zuckerberg, sources said the public could expect “many more document-based reports in the days and weeks to come.”