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Fb Says Wall Avenue Journal Allegations Are ‘Mischaracterisations,’ Confer ‘False Motives’

Fb on Saturday slammed a Wall Avenue Journal collection of articles concerning the social media firm’s platform as containing “deliberate mischaracterisations” and stated the articles “conferred egregiously false motives to Fb’s management and workers.”

The Wall Avenue Journal, citing a assessment of inner firm paperwork that included analysis experiences, on-line worker discussions and drafts of shows to senior administration, said that though Facebook researchers have recognized “the platform’s ailing results,” the corporate failed to repair them.

The Wall Avenue Journal articles say that Facebook exempted high-profile customers from some or all of its guidelines, performed down the detrimental results on younger customers of its Instagram app, made adjustments to its algorithm that made the platform “angrier,” and had a weak response to alarms raised by workers over how the platform is utilized in growing international locations by human traffickers.

Nick Clegg, Fb’s vice chairman of worldwide affairs, writing in a blog post, stated the Wall Avenue Journal’s tales “contained deliberate mischaracterisations of what we are attempting to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Fb’s management and workers.”

Clegg known as “simply plain false” an allegation that “Fb conducts analysis after which systematically and willfully ignores it if the findings are inconvenient for the corporate.”

Fb, Clegg stated, understands the “vital accountability that comes with working a world platform” and takes it critically, however “we basically reject this mischaracterisation of our work and impugning of the corporate’s motives.”

Clegg defended Fb’s dealing with of posts on the COVID-19 vaccine and stated that the “intersection between social media and well-being” stays an evolving subject within the analysis group.

© Thomson Reuters 2021

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