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Facebook black public relations scandal shakes the US meeting, member of parliament sends a letter to seven questions Zuckerberg

via:博客园     time:2018/11/17 21:31:31     readed:393


Facebook, the world's largest social networking company, has been caught in countless scandals, demanding that Zuckerberg and second-hand Sandberg resign and believe that Facebook management has lost public trust.

A few days ago, The New York Times re-exposed Facebook's employment of black public relations to write negative Google and Apple. According to the latest news from foreign media, the incident shocked the US Congress, and many members sent a letter to Zuckerberg.

Previously, Facebook had erupted the “Cambridge Analysis Company Scandal” in the UK, and “50 million user data was stolen”. According to the latest report in The New York Times, Facebook has hired a public relations firm in Washington, DC, to create an article against Google and Apple. Some articles have also tried every means to downplay the influence of Russian institutions using Facebook to interfere with the US presidential election, for the company "wash white".

On Thursday morning, Facebook said in a statement that it had terminated its partnership with the above-mentioned public relations company this Wednesday night.

Also on Friday, the public relations firm defended its cooperation with Facebook, but the company did not answer all external questions.

According to CNBC, the US financial news website, the Facebook black public relations incident attracted the attention of the US Congress. Several Senators from the US Senate sent a joint letter to Facebook and Zuckerberg to question the incident.

Among the senators who signed the joint letter were Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Mark Warner of Virginia, Chris Coons of Delaware, and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

In the letter, the lawmakers pointed out that since the US presidential election in 2016, internal investigations by the US government and Facebook have proved that Facebook has not effectively protected the privacy of 2.2 billion users, and Facebook has not implemented relevant guidelines to avoid foreign institutions. Manipulating the Facebook platform.

In the letter, the lawmakers asked Zuckerberg seven questions: including: Does Facebook hire an outside company to collect information to attack organizations that criticize Facebook? Did Facebook deliberately take a walk to criticize the negative information of the company? Does Facebook deliberately conceal information about foreign intervention in the US presidential election?

Other questions include: Does Facebook contact the outside media for negative information about walking opponents, and is it misleading competitors on social networks? How much did Facebook spend on publishing negative information about its competitors?

In a scandal after another, the personal image of Facebook, Zuckerberg and Sandberg has plummeted, and public opinion has asked Zuckerberg and Sandberg to resign, allowing other more capable executives to take charge of the massive User's privacy data.

Recently, another US lawmaker also criticized that Facebook's management has lost public trust, and the US Congress should take measures to protect consumer privacy.

For the past many years, Facebook has been encouraging users to use the real-name platform and keep all the information, photos or videos from the baby to the elderly on the platform. Surprisingly, Facebook does not strictly protect personal privacy and provides it to outside agencies at will.

There are also some opponents who believe that Facebook has too many social networking products, and the products are too complicated to interweave. Facebook should be split.

At present, Facebook mainly has four major social networking products, namely, the Facebook platform of “Getting Rich”, the chat tools WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, and the acquired mobile photo sharing tool Instagram.

Chief Operating Officer Sandberg (Ms.), who has been showing a good image externally in the past, has also been criticized for neglecting internal management.

Zuckerberg has been asked to resign as chairman, but Zuckerberg has not made any compromises to this day.

Last week, Facebook announced a report on the clean-up of social platforms in the past six months, saying that it has deleted 1.5 billion illegal accounts (including zombie accounts) and a lot of bad content such as network hatred and terrorist organization propaganda.

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