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Leaked Facebook Memo Shows Leaders Are Aware Of Site’s Dangerous Effects

A leaked memo from a senior executive at Facebook is shedding light on what the company is willing to sacrifice in the pursuit of economic growth.
Buzzfeed published the memo on Thursday, which was written by outspoken Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth.
FILE In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo, Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth talks about the new Facebook messaging service at an announcement in San Francisco, Calif. Bosworth says he didn’t agree with a provocative memo leaked to Buzzfeed in which he describes the company’s mentality to grow and connect people at all costs. Bosworth said on Twitter Thursday, March 29, 2018, that he didn’t agree with the post even when he wrote it. In the 2016 internal memo titled “The Ugly,” he writes that “all the work the work we do in growth is justified,” even if it costs someone their life because they are exposed to bullies or die in a terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
The memo to employees reiterated the company’s desire to connect people with one another, but not without a price.
Bosworth explains there are times where the digital platform could result in physical harm.
He says Facebook could potentially cost someone a life by exposing someone to bullies.
The social media giant has come under recent scrutiny for its practices, prompting apple CEO Tim Cook to address the issue.
Bosworth has since responded to the leak, saying he didn’t agree with the memo when he wrote it and doesn’t agree with it today.

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