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Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society

Yesterday, The Verge published observes made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, excerpting his interview last month at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he resonated recent observations made by onetime Facebook president Sean Parker that the stage is having deleterious outcomes on society.

Said Palihapitiya at Stanford, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops-the-loops that we have created are destroying how culture drives. No civil discourse. No cooperation. Misinformation. Mistruth.”

It is suggested that Palihapitiya uttered the comments exactly one or two days after Parker broadcast his own tells in an interview with Axios, telling examiner Mike Allen that the thought process behind improving the social media monster was: “How do we eat as much of your time and self-conscious notice as is practicable? ” Supplemented Parker at the time: “God exclusively knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Either way, the one-two pierce was plainly more than Facebook could stomach, perhaps because Palihapitiya’s notes used to be so widely circulated yesterday — materializing firstly in The Verge but subsequently in CNBC, Quartz, Business Insider and Fortune. This morning, Facebook issued a statement in which it referred by first name to Palihapitiya, writing TAGEND

Chamath has not been at Facebook for over six years. When Chamath was at Facebook we were focused on improving brand-new social media know-hows and developing Facebook around the world. Facebook was a most varied company back then and as we have grown we have realised how its own responsibilities have grown too. We take our character very seriously and we are working hard to improve. We’ve done a lot of work and research with outside experts and professors to understand the consequences of our services on well-being, and we’re exercising it to advise our product change. We are also reaching significant investments more in beings, technology and processes, and- as Mark Zuckerberg said on the last earnings scold- we are willing to reduce our profitability to make sure the claim investments are made.

It’s a incredible move for the juggernaut, which would normally leave well enough alone. It’s also hard to know which of Palihapitiya’s explains may have impressed a nerve, though he alleged early staff members of knowing on some height that the stage could attest unhealthy but adding that they barreled forwards anyway.

“I seem enormous guilt, ” Palihapitiya said in his November sit-down. “In the back, penetrating, penetrating niches of our psyche, we kind of knew something bad could happen.”

Palihapitiya is renowned for spawning pushy criticisms about a wide range of things, from the ubiquity of Kind forbids to the lack of diversification in the go industry to his steadfast sentiment that Amazon is not a monopoly .~ ATAGEND

He has also capitalized on his time at Facebook, where he as once VP of user growth, to raise his own investment firm, Social Capital, often promoting the fact that it has its own internal programme squad. Some of its members came from the Facebook Growth team, including Ray Ko, who reported to Palihapitiya at Facebook, and Jonathan Hsu, who helped start its data science practise. Today, Social Capital uses their collective expertise to help its portfolio companies figure out their own growth strategies.

Read more: https :// 2017/12/ 12/ facebook-bats-back-after-a-second-former-exec-accuses-it-of-negatively-impacting-society /~ ATAGEND

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