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What is the tone at Facebook and how far down does it go?

Tom Fox | April 4, 2018

What does tone-at-the-top mean at an organization? Is it win at any (literally any) cost? If that really is the message, how long, then, before it permeates all the way through the organization?

Those questions and certainly others have been on the forefront of The Man From FCPA for several days after the revelation of the 2016 internal memo at Facebook, written by Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth (AKA, “The Boz”), in which he stated, “Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And we still connect people. The ugly truth is we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good.”

Reports on the memo and its continued fallout can only be termed ominous. Bosworth initially said on Twitter, “I didn’t agree with it even when I wrote it.” He later said that he “disavowed” the memo...

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