Facebook's Violence Standards Make for a Bad Business Plan
September 2, 2020
"Facebook Employees Are Outraged At Mark Zuckerberg's Explanations Of How It Handled The Kenosha Violence," reads the headline at Buzzfeed. One such employee asks "[a]t what point do we take responsibility for enabling hate filled bile to spread across our services?"
The apparent outrage and the specific question both conflict with Facebook's mission statement ("to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected") and the second half of its vision statement ("to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them").
The outrage is a...