Leaked Facebook memo: ‘so what if the social network’s growth leads to terrorism and death?’

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A leaked memo written by Facebook’s vice-president, Andrew Bosworth, entitled “The Ugly” gives a glimpse into the attitude the social network has towards its own growth. “Boz” Bosworth says the “ugly truth” of Facebook’s growth is that connecting people could lead to deaths — but so be it. In the memo, Bosworth says “anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good”. He goes on to say: “That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified. All the questionable contact importing practices. All the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends.…

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