On today’s show, host Will Oremus will discuss the fallout from last week’s New York Times exposé, “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Leaned Out in Crisis,” about Facebook with the company’s former security chief Alex Stamos.
Stamos has been at the center of this story both as a critic and an advocate. The story has revolved partly around reports that Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg stifled or downplayed his revelations that their platform was still not free from Russian meddling months after the 2016 election. We’ll get his side of the story, as well as his perspective on Facebook’s missteps, and what he thinks the public and the media get wrong about the company. We’ll also talk about what some solutions to its problems might look like, including, potentially, government regulations.
2:15 - Interview with Alex Stamos
37:53 - Don’t Close My Tabs
Stories discussed on the show:
The New York Times: Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis.
The Washington Post: Yes, Facebook Made Mistakes in 2016. But We Weren’t the Only Ones.
Don’t Close My Tabs:
Slate: Trapped in the Fire Zone
The New York Times: Are You Sitting Down? Standing Desks Are Overrated.
Podcast production by Max Jacobs
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