Bloomberg: FB employees commiserate on Blind over corporate scandal

Microsoft Furious S.
Nov 15, 2018 28 Comments

"Most discussion at Facebook happens on the company’s workplace version of the social network, in various company groups. But when the news is about Facebook’s leadership, some employees have found it easier to talk when they’re unnamed. They used Blind, the anonymous employee chat app, to raise their concerns, according to screenshots obtained by Bloomberg. On Thursday, the conversations were full of outrage. How could Sandberg – and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg – have failed to see the threat to the company? And how could they have managed all of this so poorly?

“Why does our company suck at having a moral compass?” one employee asked, in a message linked to the New York Times story.

“Zuckerberg defers too much to others on issues where he needs to make a call,’’ another said, also anonymously, in the same thread.

“I’m f-ing exhausted of cleaning up after the sloppy and careless mistakes that made so many of the people responsible for them so, so rich,” said a third.

Despite the controversy, some employees on Blind defended the tactics.

“I think the reality of running a global corporation as large as FB is that you have to dirty yourself in the trenches,’’ one person said. “These all seem like pragmatic albeit ruthless and morally sketchy business decisions.’’

“Honestly, I respect Sheryl a lot more after reading this,’’ another said.
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Guys.... I feel ya. This could have been any one of us working there too. But it's time to start looking for a safe exit.

Facebook is a stain in Internet history.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-morale-already-hurt-share-004407132.html

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  • Facebook Instagrаm
    Wonder how Twitter or Reddit is perceived better than FB? Apparently less users, less ways to create and share content, less data collected, so less threats for mass media which likes to throw shit on the fan to sink competitors.
    Nov 15, 2018 7
    • Microsoft Qqcx31
      Did they make up Cambridge scandal, using contacts from messenger to find user’s friends and all the other shit?
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Facebook Instagrаm
      They don’t have such a massive scale messenger to begin with. I think it’s not about one company being deliberately evil, but the scale and data you operate with, which can be abused. If Twitter collected so much private data, it could have been leaked as well, sooner or later.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Airbnb avqx65
      That’s the thing — if reddit and/or Twitter had the same problems then they’d also be under the same sort of massive scrutiny and public distrust. The only other company that realistically has ahold of more data than FB would be G, but there hasn’t been huge data leak scandals running amok there. So in that sense, I’d argue that it’s not just targeting FB just because it’s FB, but more-so because it has all the data that it has AND it was leaked. Kinda a whole “with great power comes great responsibility” sorta thing.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Airbnb avqx65
      Also a big part of it is that this is one of the first big leaks I think the public has really grabbed a hold of. I’m sure there have been breaches and leaks that other companies have had before FB, but it was really the perfect storm that made FB the one to be burned at the stake. Lots of public distrust and uneasiness coupled with movements trying to bring attention to the detrimental psychological and social impacts FB is bringing really set up a massive target on its back.
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
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      There ARE huge data leaks at Google, they just cover them up so well (hijab).
      Nov 16, 2018
  • Microsoft / R&D
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    It’s all going downhill for FB now with no end in sight.
    Nov 15, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Furious S.
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      The problem is the whole edifice is built on a vision from an 18 year old, who's since lived a life completely detached from the real world. That's the one man who has complete effective control over this company. He's just now 34 and thinks he understands the world enough to be its Caesar. And with privacy law coming, this company has no real future.
      Nov 15, 2018
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Everybody shits on their company in Blind. That’s the beauty of it.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Compass / Eng
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    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Consultant S_indian
    You are what your record says it is. Obviously zuck is super smart. He could have cashed out of fb 10 years back with 2B, He didn’t because of the conviction he has in the product. You guys keep trash talking, but he’s only going to go up.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Facebook oJvA68
    Holy shit. Talk about cherry picking comments. Total garbage.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Jolos
    They can shut down Facebook and change the name to Instagram and still make buckets of cash so near future is still bright
    Nov 15, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Furious S.
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      "Getting rich has been a sore subject inside Facebook recently, especially for those, like the third poster, who joined long after the 2012 initial public offering. The company’s stock has been on the decline, ever since Facebook reported in July that it expected growth to slow in future years. Thursday marked a regularly scheduled vesting event for employee stock, according to people familiar with the matter. But it’s worth 34 percent less than at its peak in July of this year."
      Nov 15, 2018
    • Nielsen / Eng
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      That couldn't be further from the truth. The way social media is changing is too quick for Facebook to keep up. Niches are too perfected by smaller organizations that give users exactly what they want and not just a king of sort of version.
      Nov 15, 2018
  • A lot of this shit happens when big companies try to "feel small" and gives every group the autonomy they crave.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Always search for the motives. Information becomes available to the masses because someone wants them to know. You are simply being lead to believe that facebook is bad, when in reality it is not different from any other corporation similar in size. In fact, facebook is the least damaging among them.

    Stop being sheep. Take a step back, and think for yourself.
    Nov 16, 2018 6
    • Let me simplify, is the attention being devoted to facebook indeed proportionate to the perceived damage it is causing as compared to other corporates? Exactly. Let that sink in for a while.
      Nov 16, 2018
    • Reddit Rta42s
      I would say FB does not get enough attention and there is a torrent of bad news that will be coming out in the future.
      Nov 16, 2018
    • Sore media companies will keep the snowball rolling, that is for sure. But it is up to us to choose to be influenced by their mostly fudged up, blown out of proportion stories.
      Nov 16, 2018
    • Reddit Rta42s
      How do you know the story is blown up or not? How come they don’t write the same stories for Twitter or Google? It’s FB specifically they for some reason don’t like. Doesn’t add up
      Nov 16, 2018
    • Here is how:

      Fact: Facebook called for Definer's services. Definers specialized in applying political campaign tactics to corporate public relations - an approach employed by lots of tech, telecom, and financial firms.

      The way it was communicated, however, implied anti-Semitic overtones, as far-right groups have long preached similar conspiracy theories in which Soros, a Jew, is the hiding figure behind all kinds of different policies, groups, and activities. - Now that is what I call "blown out of proportion". It is that narrative that feeds sheep enthusiasm that I see in this thread. Yes, some people actually believed that a company lead by a jew is launching Anti-semetic campaigns against another jew. That is how bad it is.
      Nov 17, 2018
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    It’s bad enough having to work with Facebook as an advertiser and deal with 12 year olds who run ad policy..... I can’t even imagine with putting up with the shit that goes on there. We have truly seen Peak FB... it’s all down hill from here indeed.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product Letsdoitt
    I think they need some adult supervision, some really strong legal experts or perhaps someone who could be Zuckerberg # 2 just like Google had Schmidt. Looks really bad on CEO if he is not involved in making decisions about foreign entities => that stuff has to go all the way to CEO to make some tough decisions. However, does not seem like that kind of stuff interests Zuckerberg. Might be better if he becomes head of the product and hires someone else to be the CEO.
    Nov 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Enejvopwqq
    r/zuckmemes stock is going up
    Nov 15, 2018 0