Thursday, June 02, 2016

Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel isn't using Facebook resources to destroy Gawker, so it's not our problem - Recode

Perhaps not the final chapter in this story

"Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, onstage at the Code Conference with CTO Mike Schroepfer, told Kara Swisher that because Thiel isn't using Facebook resources to go after Gawker, it's not Facebook's problem.

"Issues of independence in media are key to democracy," Sandberg said. "Peter did what he did on his own. Not as a board member — and you should talk to him."

There's some recent precedent here. Back in February, when Facebook board member Marc Andreessen made an offensive tweet toward Indians in the aftermath of Facebook's Free Basics mess, Mark Zuckerberg quickly distanced the company from Andreessen's remarks.

Sandberg says the Thiel thing is different."
Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel isn't using Facebook resources to destroy Gawker, so it's not our problem - Recode
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