Ahead of Quarterly Earnings Call, Real Facebook Oversight Board Urges Focus on Meta’s Global Harms: “Meta is Losing Money Because It’s Lost the World’s Trust”
Meta’s Inability to Pivot from Privacy Changes Imperils Shareholder Investments; Shows How Much Public Opinion Has Shifted
26 July 2022 — Ahead of Meta’s scheduled Quarterly Earnings call on Wednesday July 27th, the Real Facebook Oversight Board is making experts available for interviews and issued the following statement -
“As with other global technology platforms, Meta will likely show an earnings slowdown in their quarterly report tomorrow. For Meta, this is not just about global market trends — this is the chickens coming home to roost for the company’s bad acts, human rights violations, continued spread of disinformation and whistleblower violations.
Meta has lost the world’s trust, and the trust of its users.
We urge media and commentators not just to focus on revenue but on the real story of Facebook’s second quarter: Whitewashed human rights violations; blocking abortion content but still selling guns; platforming terrorists while failing to crack down on election disinformation.
Apple, of course, would not have made that move if the public sentiment had not shifted on privacy issues and FB’s business model. The walls are closing in on Facebook, driving up risk for investors and for global democracy.”
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