Executives also distributed a list of talking points, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, so workers knew what to say if friends and family asked them about “recent events. “. That list includes a disclaimer that Facebook puts profits and growth above people’s safety and how the company has called for regulations from the government.
During Zuckerberg’s regularly scheduled question-and-answer session with employees, which took place on Thursday, he defended Facebook and rebutted Haugen’s characteristics, according to the meeting recording.
“We care deeply about issues like safety, well-being and mental health,” he said at one point. “So when you see the press just misrepresenting our work and taking it out of context and then using it to tell false stories about our motives, it’s hard and Not happy to see that.”
Amid questions about Facebook’s outage on Monday, when all of the company’s apps were globally inaccessible for more than five hours, and issues around employee certification abroad, Zuckerberg also thinks that Facebook has spent more on research and safety is bigger. companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft.
He assured employees that Facebook would eventually launch for the better.
“The road to the long term is not smooth, is it? It’s not this, like this straight line,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “You know, sometimes, you get hit.”
Outside the meeting, staff members had heated arguments about Ms. Haugen and her statements. Some have argued that Facebook should invite her to speak at a company-wide meeting, according to messages seen by The Times. One said her testimony was a “wake-up call” for Facebook that felt long overdue.
But other workers questioned Ms. Haugen’s motives, background and credentials. In an internal message, an employee said Ms Haugen was “unknown”. Some say she lacks technical knowledge.