Episode 174 — Distracted at Facebook

Ben and James discuss Facebook from multiple angles, including child sexual abuse material, encryption, Oculus, and a leaked all-hands meeting.


  • Ben Thompson: Friction — Stratechery
  • The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? — New York Times
  • Ben Thompson: Child Sexual Abuse Material Online, The Problem With Community, Towards More Friction — Stratechery
  • Casey Newton: Read The Full Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Leaked Internal Facebook Meetings — The Verge
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook’s All-Hands Leak, Facebook Versus Warren, Zuckerberg’s Culture
  • Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook’s Apps — BuzzFeed News
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook’s Privacy Cake — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Beachheads and Obstacles — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Curse of Culture — Stratechery




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