Facebook posts strange thread suggesting major revelations about to come out

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Independent Breaking News

Facebook has posted an unusual thread to its Twitter account, suggesting that major revelations are on their way.

It did not give any indication of what was about to be revealed about the company. But it claimed that the reporting – whatever it is – “misrepresents our actions and motivations”.

The thread, and its attack on unnamed journalists, came after weeks of reports about the internal workings of Facebook. Relying on internal documents, reports suggested that Facebook was for instance aware of the damage its platforms were doing to young women.

It seemed to reference those reports when it said that “documents can be mischaracterised” and that it would be wrong to take Facebook’s official position from the discussions in those documents.

In the thread, Facebook seemed to suggest that would happen in whatever new reports were expected about the company. It appeared to indicate that the documents would include “suggestions” about changes at Facebook.

While Facebook’s team gave no information about what those suggestions might be, it did seem to indicate that the reports would include comments from individual staff members that had been shared as work in progress. It gave no detail about the content of the allegations that are due to be contained in the report at all, or any indication of when it expected the new revelations to arrive.

“We expect the press to hold us accountable, given our scale and role in the world. But when reporting misrepresents our actions and motivations, we believe we should correct the record,” Facebook said in the tweet thread, which was attributed to its vice president of communications, John Pinette.

“Over the last 6 weeks, including over the weekend, we’ve seen how documents can be mischaracterized. Obviously, not every employee at Facebook is an executive; not every opinion is the company’s position.

“Right now 30+ journalists are finishing up a coordinated series of articles based on thousands of pages of leaked documents. We hear that to get the docs, outlets had to agree to the conditions and a schedule laid down by the PR team that worked on earlier leaked docs.

“A curated selection out of millions of documents at Facebook can in no way be used to draw fair conclusions about us. Internally, we share work in progress and debate options. Not every suggestion stands up to the scrutiny we must apply to decisions affecting so many people.

“To those news organizations who would like to move beyond an orchestrated ‘gotcha’ campaign, we are ready to engage on the substance.”

From news to politics, travel to sport, culture to climate – The Independent has a host of free newsletters to suit your interests. To find the stories you want to read, and more, in your inbox, click here.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Homeless man charged with setting fire to Christmas tree at Fox News HQ

© Richard Drew A worker disassembles a Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters (Richard Drew/AP) A homeless man has been charged with arson and other crimes for setting fire to ... Read more »

Schools are best place for children but they must be safe, union leaders say

School crossing in east Belfast (Peter Morrison/PA) (PA Archive) The best place for children is in school, but that “must be done safely”, teachers’ unions have said. Representatives of the ... Read more »

The #1 Worst Drink That Increases Visceral Fat

If you’ve heard of visceral fat, you may know that it can be a dangerous type of fat to your overall health. But many people still don’t fully understand visceral ... Read more »

German police target alleged human smuggling with nationwide raids

German police have conducted dozens of raids in a nationwide investigation against alleged human smuggling. The searches focused on 20 suspects accused of illegally bringing temporary workers into Germany from ... Read more »

Hutchinson makes case for boomer boosters

Data: CDC; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants all who are eligible to get a booster shot. He's especially concerned about anyone who's 65 or older. Why it matters: ... Read more »

Passionfruit and Coconut Linzer Cookies Will Be the Star of Your Cookie Swap

Say hello to melt-in-your-mouth soft coconut sable cookies layered with tangy passionfruit curd. This is a perfect addition to your holiday parties or as a gift for your loved ones, ... Read more »

Rebel Wilson got 'pushback' from her team over weight loss

According to Rebel Wilson, not everyone on her management team was excited about her weight loss journey. © Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for AFI Rebel Wilson, at an event in Sydney ... Read more »

Frequent Chelsea buyer waiting in January if risky Tuchel power play backfires

© PA Images Chelsea players Hakim Ziyech, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andreas Christensen AC Milan are prepared to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen in January to partner Fikayo Tomori if Thomas ... Read more »

What's in a bottle? What the climate crisis means for the future of olive oil.

For generations, families in Italy, and all across the Mediterranean Basin, have relied on the olive tree for its golden elixir: olive oil. The tree grows naturally in this part ... Read more »

Holiday travel and Omicron: What you need to know

Holiday travel will be ramping up again soon, and it’s likely to be another very busy time for US travelers. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A ... Read more »

Death toll from Indonesia volcano eruption rises to 39

The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 39, authorities said Wednesday, as rescuers scrambled to retrieve more bodies under the threat of further volcanic ... Read more »

Influenced by pop culture, Korean is now the fastest growing language in India, says language app

© Provided by The Times of India MUMBAI: When it comes to learning new languages, more and more Indians between the age groups of 17 to 25 are taking online ... Read more »

Wieder auf freiem Fuss: In Paris festgenommener Saudi-Araber ist nicht der Gesuchte

Saudi-Arabien hatte die Verbindung des Mannes zum Khashoggi-Mord bestritten. © Bereitgestellt von Blick In Paris festgenommener Saudi-Araber ist nicht der Gesuchte Einen Tag nach der Festnahme eines Verdächtigen in Paris ... Read more »

Interesse ist gross: Corona-Freiwillige rennen Armee die Bude ein!

Wegen der sich verschärfenden Corona-Lage hat der Bundesrat erneut einen Armeeeinsatz bewilligt. Bereits haben sich viele Freiwillige für einen Einsatz in Impfzentren und Spitälern gemeldet. © Keystone Corona-Freiwillige rennen Armee ... Read more »

Waseem Rizvi's family says ‘not concerned' with his decision to convert to Hinduism

Waseem Rizvi’s family says ‘not concerned’ with his decision to convert to Hinduism The family of Waseem Rizvi, the former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman who converted to Hinduism ... Read more »

3 Lashkar-e-Taiba Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K's Shopian

© Provided by News18 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Shopian In a day-long gunbattle, three militants owing allegiance to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit were killed in an encounter ... Read more »

Matteo Guidicelli hopes to see more “out-of-the-box” guests for ‘Masked Singer Pilipinas' second season

On December 1, Matteo Guidicelli expressed his hopes of having more “out-of-the-box” guests for the second season of Masked Singer Pilipinas. © Provided by LionhearTV During an interview for the ... Read more »

Miss Universe PH 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez, One of the Favorites at the 70th Miss Universe Competition

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the 70th Miss Universe Competition that will air LIVE from Eilat, Israel this Monday (December ... Read more »

The Countess of Wessex's secret trip abroad as she makes heartfelt statement

© Provided by Hello! sophie-wessex-belgium The Countess of Wessex travelled to Belgium on Tuesday to deliver a powerful keynote speech about making the internet a safer place for children and ... Read more »

Quincy Township supervisor, charged with stealing taxpayer money, has died

Quincy Township Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh, who was charged earlier this year with defrauding the municipality and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $150,000, has died. “It is with deep grief ... Read more »

Sleuth, 14, uses Ring doorbell to snare parcel thief after secretly placing GPS tracker on package

A TALENTED teenager used a $30 tracking device and a Ring doorbell camera to sensationally catch a porch thief. Justin Bankhead, from Utah, decided to offer a $500 reward to ... Read more »

Jacob Rees-Mogg caught joking about No 10's Xmas party as Ben Wallace left ‘repulsed' by leaked videos

JACOB Rees-Mogg has been caught joking about the No10 lockdown Christmas party fiasco in a second leaked video. A police probe has been launched into the alleged boozy bash in No10 ... Read more »

UK fines water co Severn Trent 1.5 million pounds for sewage discharges

(Reuters) – Water company Severn Trent has been fined 1.5 million pounds ($1.98 million) for illegal sewage discharges, Britain’s Environment Agency said on Wednesday, after the country launched a major ... Read more »

Tesco strikes called off by Unite; Usdaw shopworkers union still in talks with company – business live

LIVE – Updated at 14:32 © Photograph: Robert Melen/REX/Shutterstock Empty baskets of vegetables on shelves at a Tesco store in Swansea, South Wales as many supermarkets continue to run low ... Read more »

Navy SEAL dies after weekend training accident in Virginia

Nine SEALs died in training mishaps between 2013 and 2016, according to Task & Purpose. Getty Images/iStockphoto A Navy SEAL died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a weekend training session, ... Read more »

'Can't play too defensively on these pitches' - Mominul Haque

© AFP/Getty Images Mominul Haque drives watchfully © AFP/Getty Images Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said that playing too defensively against Pakistan in the second Test cost his side wickets, holding ... Read more »

'No school for becoming queen': Dutch princess in limelight

1 / 8Netherlands RoyalsHeir to the Dutch throne Princess Amalia, left, takes an honorary seat at the Council of State, the highest government advisory body in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, ... Read more »

Reports: CEO who fired over 900 employees via single Zoom call has history of fraud, mistreating workers

Better.com Chief Executive Officer Vishal Garg, who is currently making headlines after firing over 900 people before the holidays, has a history of fraud, mishandling finances and mistreating employees, according ... Read more »

UK alcohol deaths hit new high after biggest year-on-year increase

Deaths caused directly by alcohol hit a new high in 2020 (Johnny Green/PA) (PA Wire) Deaths in the UK caused directly by alcohol hit a new high in 2020 after ... Read more »

Nigerian migrant found dead in Polish forest near Belarus

1 / 2Pictures of the Week Europe and Africa Photo GalleryMigrants queue to get hot food in the logistics center of the checkpoint “Bruzgi” at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, ... Read more »

New Look shares 'stunning' winter boots but shoppers are divided

With Christmas fast approaching and colder weather creeping in, it’s time to update our winter wardrobes. The cooler climate and likelihood of rain showers calls for some footwear fit for ... Read more »

Europe's digital Covid vaccine certificates explained

Christmas market in city center of Bonn, Germany – Getty If you live in England and think the return of masks in shops is an imposition, be prepared for quite ... Read more »

Pregnant Chloe Goodman shows off her blossoming baby bump

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo  She is currently expecting her second child with fiancé Grant Hall.  And Chloe Goodman showcased her burgeoning baby bump as she left her ... Read more »

You Can Now Buy Baileys Macarons And They Look So Damn Tasty

What’s the one flavour you think of at Christmas? Well, yes, there are actually quite a few festive flavours out there, but the one we’re talking about now is Baileys ... Read more »

Doctor, 26, who worked on Covid ward drowned while taking dip in sea

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A ‘talented and dedicated’ junior doctor who fought to save lives on the Covid frontline drowned while taking a dip in the sea ... Read more »

Kim Kardashian Announces Surprise Second Drop Of Fendi X SKIMS Collaboration

Photo credit: Courtesy of brand Weeks after Fendi broke the internet with their Versace collaboration, the Italian fashion house unveiled another fashion mash-up, this time with Kim Kardashian West's solution-wear ... Read more »

Photographer actually manages to get a decent picture of the 'least photogenic spot' in London

A lot of Londoners would argue that anyone looking to find the city’s least photogenic location would be spoilt for choice. With the entire breadth of the concrete jungle to ... Read more »

Bhasha Sangam mobile app launched with 100 sentences, 22 languages

During a Parliament session, Union Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar on Wednesday informed that the government is all set to launch Bhasha Sangam mobile app. The mobile ... Read more »

5G will be the foundation of Digital India mission: Ericsson

© Provided by Business Today 5G will be the foundation of Digital India mission: Ericsson In 1903, Swedish telecom company Ericsson received its first order for a manual switch from ... Read more »

How Much Should You *Really* Spend On A Winter Coat?

© Provided by Chatelaine Parka made from recycled materials, $450, audvik.com. No matter what style you gravitate to, there’s no denying that a good winter coat is a necessity in ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic