Sep 21, 20211h
Can Facebook Fix Itself? With ex-CSO Alex Stamos & WSJ's Jeff Horwitz
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"I don't think that there will actually be significant cultural change until Zuckerberg steps down" Facebook's former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tells PressClub. The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files scoops revealed that the company knew its algorithm incentivized hate, its XCheck system shielded VIPs from content moderation, that human traffickers used it to lure in victims, and that Instagram made 40% of users feel unattractive.

On PressClub, we ask Stamos and the lead author of these scoops whether Facebook is trading our well-being for profits. Is it human nature to attack and envy others? Can social networks be built safely, and how? Is it employees' moral duty to blow the whistle when they're not? And will it take new leadership for Facebook to have a change of heart?

On PressClub, we ask:

  • Ex-Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos
  • Assistant professor and Facebook Oversight Board researcher Kate Klonick
  • WSJ's Facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz
  • And your host Josh Constine of SignalFire, who covered Facebook for 8 years at TechCrunch

Subscribe to PressClub at This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Genies, OpenSea, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

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