Hot Potato: Facebook executives don't like the fact that a slew of recent leaks have exposed the company's activities. Many controversies exposed the social context in a negative light. Most of the information came from documents leaked to press rooms and by several whistleblowers on malicious charges related to potentially illegal activities.
Facebook is probably one of the most popular privacy companies out there. There are many examples showing the company's controversial stance, including Cambridge Analytica and WhatsApp forcing data sharing and its attempts to spy on encrypted data without cracking the encryption. Social media giants are collapsing. Now, Facebook is trying to prevent leaks by privatizing "sensitive" internal groups. This change in domestic policy has already been revealed in the press and has heightened the irony of the situation.
The New York Times notes that it had a relatively open workplace culture before whistleblower Frances Hagen talked about Facebook's controversial policies and issues. Employees were encouraged to share their thoughts on various company issues. This quiet atmosphere made Hogan obtain documents, including internal investigations into the psychological effects of social media on teens, policies that allow VIPs to break the law, and other sensitive issues.
I provide detailed documentation of potential criminal violations to the US Law Enforcement Agency. My understanding is that the research continues. I didn't just pick it up on the first pages. Why does this make me less revealing? https://t.co/tizQwetrsN- Sophie Zhang @张学@(szhang_ds) October 10, 2021
It is worth noting that a former Facebook data scientist announced earlier this week that a criminal action complaint file against Company with SEC. It has previously leaked information about how Facebook handles disinformation.
Employees and executives easily shared much of this information on Facebook's internal "workplace" messaging platform. The company currently prohibits access to certain groups in the workplace and bans employees whose work is not related to safety and security. “As everyone knows, we have seen an increase in the number of honesty leaks in recent months,” the company told employees in a memo obtained by The New York Times. "These discoveries do not reflect the subtle and complex differences in our work and are often out of context and misleading for our work abroad. Future sensitive honesty discussions will take place in closed and moderated assemblies." “It will be.”
Facebook is no stranger to organizational research. The company was reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2018, resulting in a $5 billion fine. The recent revelation of an internal mental health investigation led to the suspension of Facebook for Instagram for Kids, prompting Congress to drop the project altogether. Then Congress ordered the Facebook and Instagram executives to testify.
Facebook recently revealed its plans to prevent the constant flow of leaks