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Top Meta executive said the company's name change was a success because it beat out coverage of the 'Facebook Papers' revelations::Meta's Chris Cox explained to employees the company's rebrand succeeded in driving press coverage amid whistleblower disclosures.

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[-] [email protected] 113 points 9 months ago

Anybody got a link to "The Facebook Papers"?

[-] [email protected] 105 points 9 months ago
[-] [email protected] 82 points 9 months ago

Oh fuck. I didn't know this was around the same time. I literally tell everyone about how shit FB is and this proves it 1000x.

If you have a daughter or are a daughter, you should hate meta. They're inspiring a generation of self hating women and they have the data to prove it.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 9 months ago

Where does it say that in the article ? I wholeheartedly believe """meta"'" would do that, but I didn't see it mentionned here.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Do people even still use Facebook?

[-] [email protected] 16 points 9 months ago

Kids hate it but they love Instagram

My gf (not a kid) is proud how she hasn't used FB in a year but she's on Instagram every day

Same Zuck shit

[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

I deactivated for 4 years. Then I decided to see what people were up to, and I discovered my local Buy Nothing group and a number of groups for my action figure collecting, and those are honestly worth it for me. I did my best to limit what data I’m giving them, but not only do they make it Byzantinely difficult, other software keeps selling them my info. My ads were slightly less targeted for a couple of weeks, then reverted back to being scarily targeted. That said, while I hate the privacy issues, I really like the groups. Anyway, thanks for coming to my Ted talk.

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[-] [email protected] 76 points 9 months ago

Ya know what? He’s not wrong. I forgot about that for a while. I hate him a more now because it worked.

[-] [email protected] 76 points 9 months ago

he knows we still call it facebook, right? like only propagandists call it 'meta'.

[-] [email protected] 48 points 9 months ago

Of course he knows, don't think these people are stupid. Still it limited the amount of news about the Facebook Papers by giving the press something else to write about. This post proves it even more.

And yet in the long run, they can make the name Meta stick, just by behaving like the renaming was a huge success and just ignoring everyone who calls the whole company Facebook.

If you like it or not over time Facebook will be just one of their brands, also probably not even the most attractive one.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

They don't care whether you call it Facebook or Meta.
All they care about is that enough people were talking about the name change, so that they were distracted from the real controversy (which is the "Facebook Papers" revalations)

[-] [email protected] 14 points 9 months ago

Seriously? How are you not getting the point of this article?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

All in favor of disrespecting twitters new name?

[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

"Only X I know is Xzibit or RBX " - Kurupt, Calling Out Names

[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

Woah, the disrespect for DMX!! X gonna give it to ya for that one!

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

The song was basically a diss track aimed at DMX among others. Not sure if you were being sarcastic and knew that, but just in case you didn't. The previous section of the verse is "Motherfuck D, Motherfuck M"

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

I'll be honest I have no idea who any of those people are except xzibit from pimp my ride and obviously DMX. But yea was just trying to make a silly joke 😅

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Can't be forgetting Zero's partner, either.

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[-] [email protected] 73 points 9 months ago

I can't imagine willingly working for a company this openly evil. Imagine sitting through an all hands like this.

[-] [email protected] 29 points 9 months ago

Some software engineers are fine with temporarily casting aside their morals in exchange for a north of 200k USD salary.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Software engineers (the ones who work in firms producing nonfree software) have little to no class consciousness since none of them actually have meaningful ownership of the code they produce. They are just laborers of a greater executive/shareholders' visions. This way, they get to deflect blame since they were "another cog in the machine."

Software engineers will not EVER push back on these companies because they have no hutzpah materially (worker ownership) or socially (Corporate mindshare). Opponents of free software correctly point this out but never go further than "i just need to make money."

[-] [email protected] 18 points 9 months ago

Why try to make enemies? I'm the kind of person you're talking about and I've absolutely pushed back and even left jobs over ethical issues.

No need to stereotype and create artificial divisions. We're on the same side.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Yeah, this and the other reply was helpful. What I said wasnt constructive and I apologize. This kind of thing just gets me super edgy and I channeled it in the wrong way. Thanks.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

Y'all made up... lol. Now unionize!

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[-] [email protected] 41 points 9 months ago

It wasn't a success because of that. People just don't care about the Facebook Papers and the Twitter exposes.

They either already suspected it, and this just confirms it, or they don't give a fuck, they just want a place to post inane statuses and talk to people, because it's social media.

Sadly they are sheep and they never will wake up.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 9 months ago

Makes me wonder what absolute horrors Elon is getting ahead of, with Twitter's rename.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

That is a good point worth considering.... Though I just think he wants to shove some Fintech in there and thinks the name X is "cool".

[-] [email protected] 38 points 9 months ago

Boycott META. Boycott billionaires.

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 9 months ago

Not being a Facebook user and only seeing some mentions of FB/Meta in thread like this I can confirm I haven't heard of the Facebook Papers. It rings a bell about some privacy violation stuff, but not a big one.

[-] [email protected] 25 points 9 months ago

Jokes on him, the app is still called Facebook on my Android!

[-] [email protected] 19 points 9 months ago

Ever heard the criticism about some movie villains being “comically evil and unrealistic”? Well, tell those critics you’re sorry. Like even the MCU villains are realistic enough at this point. Matter of fact, Obadiah Stane is the perfect representation of one of these evil motherfuckers. That’s why he’s the scariest villain in the whole franchise.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago

Wasn't there a recent James Bond movie about some guy controlling the water supply, which was less bad than an actual dictator's plan?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

Sounds like Quantum of Solace

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

Thanks for bringing this to my attention

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