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Facebook’s Ad Boycott Organizers Are Wasting Time Meeting Mark Zuckerberg

  • Here’s another thing the boycott organizers should do: cancel their planned meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
  • The billionaire CEO has shown time and again to be deaf to practical proposals that could make Facebook better.
  • Here is why the boycott organizers will come up empty when they meet Zuckerberg.
  • Zuckerberg has perfected this to an art form, and the boycott organizers should know better.
  • At other times, Facebook has promised change without seriously intending to take any meaningful action.
  • Last month, Rashad Robinson of the Color of Change civil rights organization revealed that he had engaged Facebook in discussions countless times without making any real progress.
  • Recently, the Facebook CEO told employees that he expects the boycotters to return to the platform soon.
  • Boycott organizers should know that they could hold dozens of meetings with Zuckerberg only to make zero progress.

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From context collapse to content collapse

  • The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly.” Zuckerberg praised context collapse as a force for moral cleanliness: “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” Facebook forces us to be pure.
  • Context collapse remains an important conceptual lens, but what’s becoming clear now is that a very different kind of collapse — content collapse — will be the more consequential legacy of social media.
  • Content collapse, as I define it, is the tendency of social media to blur traditional distinctions among once distinct types of information — distinctions of form, register, sense, and importance.

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More than 70 employees at Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy say it needs to change how it deals with race

  • Dozens of people who work on the education team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are asking Zuckerberg and his co-CEO, his wife Priscilla Chan, to commit to 12 changes that will make the philanthropy more inclusive as it spends millions to reform the American education system.
  • But the real significance of the letter is that 74 people who work for Zuckerberg — 60 of whom are on CZI’s education team — are attaching their names to the public document, braving possible consequences.
  • The letter, delivered to CZI leadership on Tuesday, comes about 10 days after a group of CZI-backed scientists — who, unlike these signatories, are not employed by CZI — sent Zuckerberg and Chan a letter protesting how Facebook has not taken any actions against President Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts on its platform.

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Facebook still won’t take down politicians’ misleading posts, but it’s trying to register 4 million new voters

  • The company plans to show this Voting Information Center to 160 million people in total and aims to help 4 million Americans register to vote — that’s twice the number of voters the company says it helped register in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, using similar efforts.
  • Instead, they want Facebook to consider a “non-binary” action that would label those posts as misleading or contentious, similar to what Twitter did with Trump’s mail-in ballot statements in May. Facebook did not respond to a request to answer follow-up questions about the voter information center in time for publication.
  • Considering Zuckerberg’s long-standing ethos that Facebook should not be an “arbiter of truth” on contentious political speech, his decision not to intervene with world leaders on controversial posts about voting but instead surface more seemingly objective information makes sense.

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Zuckerberg: Advertisers will be back 'soon enough'

  • As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down.
  • The social network has confirmed they are accurate and also announced a fresh development: its chief executive is to meet the organisers of the boycott - Stop Hate for Profit.
  • The second is to privately play down the impact of the boycott: reassure advertisers and resist any fundamental changes to Facebook's business model.
  • This week Facebook sent an email to companies and ad agencies assuring them it was doing all it could to remove hate speech.
  • But the boycott isn't hurting Facebook as much as you might think.
  • The vast majority of companies are still advertising with Facebook.
  • The far greater worry is contagion - for example, if users started to leave Facebook and Instagram in large numbers in response to the boycott.

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Zuckerberg thinks boycotting advertisers will return -- and maybe he's right

  • The Information got hold of a transcript of this meeting, where Zuckerberg addressed concerns of Facebook employees over major brands pausing ad spend on the social network.
  • While major companies not running ads on Facebook is a worrisome outcome for the social network, it’s early days of the boycott.
  • A report from CNN suggests that while boycotting companies include some major names such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Target, they are not the biggest spenders on the platform.
  • The report noted that only three out of 25 top spenders on Facebook have publically confirmed that they’re joining the boycott.
  • A lot of advertisers are joining the boycott for a month as of now, and have demanded more accountability from Facebook.
  • So it might not be feasible for a lot of companies to pull out of Facebook’s ad network without having backup plans to market themselves on social media.

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Facebook will pin voting registration links to the top of the News Feed for all US voters

  • Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting tomorrow, July 3rd, the company announced today.
  • Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications, first announced the voting boxes would be showing up on top of the News Feed in an open letter published on Wednesday.
  • Facebook says it will host more registration drives on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger this summer.
  • The company’s goal is to help 4 million people register to vote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a June 17th op-ed in USA Today, which would be up from the 2 million people the company says it helped register in 2016 and 2018.
  • “People want accountability, and in a democracy the ultimate way we do that is through voting,” Zuckerberg wrote in the op-ed.

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Working for Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy isn’t always easy since it means working for Mark Zuckerberg

  • The sweep of Facebook’s crises have affected not just how the nonprofit’s employees feel, but what they do: Recode has learned that CZI scrapped a voter data project over concerns that it would attract scrutiny for Zuckerberg, who was struggling with fallout over a Facebook user data scandal involving the 2016 election.
  • This long-simmering tension between the left hand and the right hand of Mark Zuckerberg Inc. spilled into public view this month when a group of CZI-backed scientists said that Facebook’s unwillingness to moderate posts from Trump was “antithetical” to the work the philanthropy was doing.
  • Just as that ushered in a new era of scrutiny for Facebook, it also ushered in a sea change at CZI, introducing drama, staff turnover, and concerns from some employees about leadership, making the hard work of philanthropy much harder.

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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