TechCrunch: Facebook security chief rants about misguided “algorithm” backlash

TechCrunch: Facebook security chief rants about misguided “algorithm” backlash. “‘I am seeing a ton of coverage of our recent issues driven by stereotypes of our employees and attacks against fantasy, strawman tech cos’ wrote Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos on Saturday in a reeling tweetstorm. He claims journalists misunderstand the complexity of attacking fake news, deride Facebook for thinking algorithms are neutral when the company knows they aren’t, and encourages reporters to talk to engineers who actually deal with these problems and their consequences. Yet this argument minimizes many of Facebook’s troubles.” I struggled with whether to put this in editorial or here, and it wound up here. But it’s really a mix. The comments, while a little rough, are worth reading at this time.