Facebook fires back at NYT over the platform’s crisis response

In a blog post, the social media behemoth responds point by point to ‘inaccuracies’ in a piece in The New York Times reporting on the platform’s handling of Russian meddling and fake news.

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In a response to a response to a response, Facebook is taking on The New York Times over an article spanning an array of volatile topics that erupted in 2016.

A story in the Times describes tactics that Facebook executives—including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Cheryl Sandberg—allegedly employed to limit its reputational damage after revelations surfaced about Cambridge Analytica and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The article also alleges Facebook hired an opposition research firm to discredit its critics.

The New York Times reported:

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