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In a memo obtained by The New York Times and publicly posted, a Facebook executive says the company’s platform was responsible for electing Donald Trump president in 2016, but he warned employees against using the company’s power to stop Trump’s reelection in 2020.
In the memo, Andrew Bosworth, one of the most prominent voices at the company, shared some “thoughts for 2020” with employees. Bosworth’s memo runs through years of the social network’s high-profile scandals, from Russian election interference to Cambridge Analytica. While he claims some of the “details” that were publicly reported have been wrong — he questions, for example, how much Russian interference affected voters’ opinions and calls the…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts