From inception, Facebook has championed conversation and community. But the use of Facebook advertising tools to flood Americans with disinformation and hate speech in 2015–2016 was a wake-up call for the company. In this Aspen Ideas Festival exchange, Facebook’s chief product officer Christopher Cox sits down with Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson to discuss how Facebook will prevent future abuses. getAbstract suggests this talk to Facebook users and anyone concerned about social media hacking.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Facebook changed to combat spammers and fake news, and
- How transparent protocols invite an open discussion about Facebook’s policies.
About the Speaker
Christopher Cox is chief product officer of Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.