Facebook has posted an unusual thread on its Twitter account, which suggests that big revelations are on the way.
It did not give any indication of what would be revealed about the company. But it claimed that the reporting – whatever it was – “misrepresents our actions and motivations”.
This thread, and its attack on anonymous journalists, came after weeks of reports about the inner workings of Facebook. Relying on internal documents, reports suggested that Facebook, for example, was aware that its platforms were harming young women.
It appears to have referred to those reports when it said that “documents may be misrepresented” and that it would be wrong to take Facebook’s official position from the discussion in those documents.
In the thread, Facebook suggested that whatever new reports were expected about the company, this would happen. It appears the documents will include “suggestions” about the changes on Facebook.
While the Facebook team didn’t provide any details on what those suggestions might be, it appears the report will include comments from individual staff members that were shared as work in progress. It did not provide any details about the content of the allegations that are due to be implied in the report, or any indication of when new disclosures are expected.
“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 must correct the record,” Facebook said. said in the tweet thread, which was attributed to John Pinett, vice president of communications.
“Over the past 6 weeks, including the weekend, we have seen how documents can be misrepresented. Clearly, not every Facebook employee is an executive; not every opinion is a company position.
“Right now 30+ journalists are culling a coordinated series of articles based on thousands of pages of leaked documents. We hear that in order to receive the docs, the outlets had to agree to terms and a schedule set by the PR team that previously worked on the leaked documents.
“A curated selection from millions of documents on Facebook cannot be used in any way to draw reasonable conclusions about us. Internally, we share work in progress and debate options. Every suggestion to be scrutinized does not stand, we must apply to decisions affecting so many people.
“For news organizations that want to move beyond a well-planned ‘gotcha’ campaign, we’re ready to engage on substance.”
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