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An ex-Facebook executive called Mark Zuckerberg’s actions ‘haphazard’ and said Facebook should have acted more like Twitter in addressing Trump’s posts

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief security officer, said Facebook’s approach to handling political speech has been “haphazard,” in an interview with CNBC. Facebook has seen backlash from users, advertisers, and employees in response to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to not fact-check political ads or take action against posts from Trump […]
An ex-Facebook executive called Mark Zuckerberg’s actions ‘haphazard’ and said Facebook should have acted more like Twitter in addressing Trump’s posts
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Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that ‘pretty obviously incorrect.’

During a recent speech at Georgetown University, Mark Zuckerberg depicted Facebook’s origin as rooted in enabling open political speech. The reality is that Facebook was an evolution of an attractiveness rating site developed by Zuckerberg while he was a student at Harvard. Zuckerberg was called out on his revisionist history […]
Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that ‘pretty obviously incorrect.’
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A former Facebook executive called out Apple CEO Tim Cook’s hypocrisy over privacy

Former Facebook security boss Alex Stamos criticised Tim Cook’s hypocrisy after the Apple CEO launched a blistering attack on firms that flout user privacy. Stamos pointed to Apple’s trade practices in China, which block privacy-enabling features like end-to-end encryption and installing VPNs. He said for many tech companies, China is […]
A former Facebook executive called out Apple CEO Tim Cook’s hypocrisy over privacy
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Facebook security chief’s brutally honest leaked email reveals how distraught the company was about being used by the Russians

A leaked memo has cast more light on Facebook’s discomfort at being thrust into the frontline of nation-state cyberwarfare. Alex Stamos, Facebook’s outgoing chief security officer, said having to be more transparent about state interference has been “uncomfortable,” according to the email obtained by BuzzFeed. Stamos said he deserves as […]
Facebook security chief’s brutally honest leaked email reveals how distraught the company was about being used by the Russians