Hollywood Reporter: Claire Foy to Play Sheryl Sandberg in TV Series About Facebook

Hollywood Reporter: Claire Foy to Play Sheryl Sandberg in TV Series About Facebook. “The Crown Emmy winner Claire Foy will take on another real-life character for her next TV project: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Foy is set to play Sandberg in a drama from Anonymous Content and Wiip titled Doomsday Machine. The project, which doesn’t have an outlet attached yet, is based on New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang’s book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination (published by Harper in July), as well as their reporting for the Times and that of The New Yorker‘s Andrew Marantz.”

New York Times: Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram’s Effect on Teens

New York Times: Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram’s Effect on Teens. “Inside Facebook, top executives have been engulfed by the crisis, with the fallout spreading through parts of the company and disrupting its ‘Youth Group,’ which oversees research and development for children’s products like Messenger Kids, according to interviews with a dozen current and former employees, who were not authorized to speak publicly. To navigate the controversy, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg have approved decisions on how to respond but have deliberately kept out of the public eye, said two people with knowledge of the meetings. The company has leaned on its ‘Strategic Response’ teams, which include communications and public relations employees.”

Boing Boing: “Mother of all lawsuits” quietly filed against Facebook, Zuck, Sandberg, Thiel, and more

I’m putting this up top because I really want you to read it. Boing Boing: “Mother of all lawsuits” quietly filed against Facebook, Zuck, Sandberg, Thiel, and more. “On Twitter, Jason Kint shares that a massive and damning lawsuit was filed in Deleware last month against Facebook, and many of its executives, and board members relating to what they knew, hid, and lied to congress about relating the Cambridge Analytica ‘hack.’ If you recall, Cambridge Analytica used data that it simply acquired through Facebook’s APIs to target US voters vulnerable to misinformation attacks. Facebook tried to call this ‘a hack’ and has apparently been lying about it ever since.”

New York Times: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump

New York Times: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump. “To achieve its record-setting growth, the company had continued building on its core technology, making business decisions based on how many hours of the day people spent on Facebook and how many times a day they returned. Facebook’s algorithms didn’t measure if the magnetic force pulling them back to Facebook was the habit of wishing a friend happy birthday, or a rabbit hole of conspiracies and misinformation.”

ProPublica: Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

ProPublica: Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business. “Turkey was demanding the social media giant block Facebook posts from the People’s Protection Units, a mostly Kurdish militia group the Turkish government had targeted. Should Facebook ignore the request, as it has done elsewhere, and risk losing access to tens of millions of users in Turkey? Or should it silence the group, known as the YPG, even if doing so added to the perception that the company too often bends to the wishes of authoritarian governments?”

CNBC: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says if a Trump post violates standards, ‘it comes down’

CNBC: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says if a Trump post violates standards, ‘it comes down’. “Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday said the company is prepared to remove any posts by President Donald Trump that violate the company’s standards. ‘When the president violates our hate speech standards or gives false information about voter suppression or coronavirus, it comes down,’ Sandberg said on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

New York Times: Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

New York Times: Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott. “Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s two top executives, met with civil rights groups on Tuesday in an attempt to mollify them over how the social network treats hate speech on its site. But Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and Ms. Sandberg, the chief operating officer, failed to win its critics over.”

TechCrunch: Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg

TechCrunch: Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg. “Amid a heavier focus on race, diversity and inclusion in light of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Facebook is making its chief diversity officer, Maxine Williams, report directly to COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg wrote in a memo to Facebook employees [June 11]. Before, Williams reported to VP of Human Resources Janelle Gale.”

CNET: Facebook creates civil rights task force as review of policies continues

CNET: Facebook creates civil rights task force as review of policies continues. “Facebook is making an internal civil rights task force permanent, COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post Sunday, a decision that grew out of an ongoing review of the civil rights impact of the social network’s policies and practices. The task force, which includes key leadership and is to be chaired by Sandberg, will focus on Facebook’s content policies, the fairness of its artificial intelligence, and issues regarding privacy and elections, areas Facebook has struggled with.”

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: Chinese tech companies are also powerful, and will not be broken up (CNBC)

CNBC: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: Chinese tech companies are also powerful, and will not be broken up. “Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, sat down for an interview with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin on Friday calling for regulation of American tech companies but pushing against the idea of breaking up the social media company.”