Facebook is not evil

Apr 27, 2019 68 Comments

I don’t understand why people complain about Facebook, Google etc... being evil. Our laws are outdated and incomplete.

Putting pressure on companies to wilfully do the right thing is fucking stupid and not sustainable. Pressure should be put on governments so that the laws keep up with technology and innovation to protect the fundamental rights of citizens. Corporations will never, and should never play this role. They should follow the law.

Companies work within the framework of the law. Most/All companies will do whatever they can to maximize their profit. Even companies that advocate for corporate social responsibility almost always do it because positive public relations effect their balance sheets.

Facebook has started to care about privacy now. Not because it’s the right thing to do. In the profit/loss equation it makes sense for facebook to invest more in that direction now.

It’s like asking companies to pay higher taxes voluntarily. They are only obligated to pay the absolute minimum tax the law allows them to. Just like you and me.


Tldr:
Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.
Stop being fucking stupid and get TC.

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TOP 68 Comments
  • Amazon gd47vf
    Well this explains a lot, good to know Facebook's logic
    Apr 27, 2019 14
    • Facebook uPNE71
      OP
      The point wasn’t to attack Amazon or Microsoft but shake the foundation of a moral high ground that you guys use to attack facebook.

      You guys are standing on pillars of sand.

      Let’s not pretend that most profit-making companies are anything more than profit-making companies. In the grand scheme of things, it’s an efficient way to allocate capital and if the government and law-making bodies can do their job well, we all win.
      May 1, 2019
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Nobody's defending Microsoft or Amazon here. I agree they're the same as fb, all are profit oriented (Amazon more so customer oriented but screwing everybody else)
      May 1, 2019
  • Salesforce TSXu74
    "we can ignore basic ethics and privacy because money. Oh, and no governing body told us not to."
    Apr 27, 2019 6
    • Facebook / Eng
      YeahNah

      Facebook Eng

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      Google
      YeahNahmore
      Facebook literally never sold data.

      Prove me wrong.
      Apr 27, 2019
    • Evernote zxWfvt
      Hey just wanted to apologize. I was poorly informed and read more about it. Facebook never sold data. Really sorry about that. Updated my comment.
      Apr 27, 2019
  • Microsoft oanfien
    I can reasonably expect you not to store passwords in plain text. And bar employees from accessing those passwords. Change my mind
    Apr 27, 2019 6
    • Facebook easzss
      Lol didn’t know you know my background. I know a lot about marketing CLV and personalization. It’s you that’s uneducated.

      Stay at Microsoft and continue making baseless assumptions
      Apr 27, 2019
    • Microsoft oanfien
      I'm at Netflix now and planning to boomerang. You have a rough road ahead of you.
      Apr 27, 2019
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    Can’t wait till the government is policing speech on social media to go after political enemies. FB already does it and can’t explain how they’re a platform vs publisher, so it’s no surprise FB wants the government to take over an issue that their company is unable to solve.
    Apr 27, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt Db8db4
      Well, Sargon and Dankula official campaign Twitter accounts got banned, so it's already happening.
      Apr 27, 2019
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      It’s because those types of people have a large audience and go against whatever the left wing narrative is. Alex Jones was deplatformed off everything because 1/3 of Trump voters listened to his show.

      Also imagine any other company begging the government to regulate them. You know something is up when people like OP are so desperate for regulation on themselves.
      Apr 27, 2019
  • Dropbox cer
    Stop being fucking stupid, go do porn for TC, go sell drugs for TC, go rob a bank for TC! Our laws are outdated!
    Apr 27, 2019 0
  • Square Br7i899
    I find it funny when people hate on Facebook yet use their apps. Hate Facebook? Then GTFoff their apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) No? That’s what I thought. it’s that simple. They’ll still make their money.
    Apr 27, 2019 9
    • Facebook Faceboоk
      FB sure, but Instagram is bigger than you are willing to admit with all age groups :)
      Apr 28, 2019
    • Oracle alwzangry
      Yeah, IG is popular among teens who use it as a cross-platform messenger. I'm not sure about all age groups. It's great that people don't see it as a news source - yet. I wonder why the founders keep leaving with disagreements with MZ and SS.
      Apr 28, 2019
  • Microsoft shambu
    Go easy on KoolAid brother.
    Apr 27, 2019 0
  • Dont even get me started
    Apr 27, 2019 0
  • Microsoft 💤hdjw
    One reason Facebook and Google are evil because they are bending over to all kind of sinister government demands, like censorship. Their answer should be simple: we are a platform, we don't censor anything that's legal. Change the laws if you wish. If the elected officials still have a taste for censorship, let them do it publicly, introducing censorship laws. Taking the risk to be voted out, you know.
    Apr 28, 2019 1
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Isn't Microsoft becoming evil? They're actually selling tech now for war.
      Apr 28, 2019
  • Zillow Group drunkenly
    I used Turbo C but is been a while ...
    Apr 27, 2019 0

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