Facebook And Government Censorship Report

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Facebook and Government censorship Dear American public, as some of you may know the New York Times has reported that we, Facebook have developed a software that would allow us to suppress posts from appearing in people’s new feeds depending on different geographic areas. It has not been yet made available yet because of concerns from many people. There are many moral reasons why people, including us think that this new technology should and should not be used. As one of the largest companies in the world we have many responsibilities to our shareholders, employees, and the communities that we have created over the world. I am writing this letter to assure you that this is the right thing to do for everyone. We are going to be implementing …show more content…
As a tech company and a sharing platform we believe that we should not decide what is censored or not. We believe that it should be up to the government or third party in each area to choose, we just provide the platform. Our principled position on this issue is, to do whatever it takes to make money for our stockholders. This means implementing Facebook in as many locations as possible to grow our community, provide more jobs, and employ more people. Providing a version of Facebook to china will gain access to 1.4 billion Chinese people (NYT, 2016). The more we expand the more money we can create and provide for our microcosm we have created. We have a fiduciary duty to our stockholders, meaning we follow the economic model of corporate social responsibility. We seek profit within the law and do not cheat our customers (Panmore, 2016). Without the pursuit to make a profit there would not be a reason to exist in our current state of being. We believe that even with the government or third person party’s being able to censor whatever content they deem unacceptable for their country. We are not cheating any of our customers, we are simply providing a platform for them. This most accurately displays what kind of company we are and our goals for the future. As technology evolves we must evolve and adapt to new changes to provide …show more content…
We have an obligation to grow and expand our reach for our shareholders, employees, and the communities we have created. There are many moral considerations we had to take into when making this decision such as groupthink, selective screening, different cultures and societal norms. In the end we realize that we cannot make a decision that is best for everyone but this is the best for our shareholders and our principled position and our corporate

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