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Mike Beltzner
Canadian in California, works on emerging tech . Dad, tech optimist, problem solver. Not on Twitter much. I want to help you lift enormous things.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 18
(I'm also gently rebuking a bunch of people for jumping to simply awful conclusions about his motivations in taking this role.)
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Mike Beltzner Sep 18
I can see how you draw that conclusion based on the information you've provided. The asymmetry here is challenging, especially since legally we can't comment on personnel issues. I'm not making jokes. I'm saying I'm glad to have Tom here to help us shed more light on things.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
Replying to @bruce_arthur
Looks gorgeous, dude.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
Sure thing, uh ... checks notes ... Supreme Pizza Leader Snoke. (hint: for me to take you seriously, put your real name and reputation against what you write, bucko)
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
Replying to @tomgara @schrep
Welcome to the team! I see that folks on Twitter have embraced your new role. ;) I'm looking forward to working with you to demonstrate how we're more aligned with these critics than they might think. Lots to do around here, great to have you here!
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
The Twitter notifications system is bewildering.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
Replying to @benedictevans
My kids use it er'ry day.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 17
Worth reading, and pretty thoughtful about how social media (which should absolutely be held to account / not let off any hooks) is a single piece of a more complicated set of changing technologies that join people together in global networks:
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Mike Beltzner Sep 16
I never learn, apparently.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 16
Replying to @janchip @osunick
In my experience (and direct observation) adding resources, in terms of time or people, don't actually solve the problems we're addressing, but perhaps I'm thinking about it wrong. Please let me know if you've suggestions you think are obvious that we're missing.
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Mike Beltzner Sep 16
I consider one of Canada's greatest exports to the United States. Also, 😂 at Don Lemon taking a drink break on Dan's behalf ...
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @osunick
Happily, we agree completely, here!
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @joshu @osunick
I feel like the tide is turning here as well, with more proactive detection taking place, and more transparency about when we take those actions. But yeah, it sucks that cases of where we're failing are still trivial to find.
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @joshu @osunick
I think there are lots of unresolved issues with our policies themselves. I think there are lots of operational challenges remaining on how we enforce them. Obviously I think there's a lot more progress we need to make as demonstrated by outcomes. (2/2)
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @joshu @osunick
We disagree, here, Joshua. In the close to five years I've been at Facebook, I have seen us make huge progress on community standards enforcement at scale, with some classes of issues going from intractable to tractable problems. That's just one area. (1/2)
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @longcheng
Facebook is one of many mechanisms through which they thrive, and has the fortunate (or unfortunate) ability to be the first that can be objectively measured. Do you think it doesn't thrive through other means? The real question is: why do they thrive?
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Lee J. Carter Aug 29
The history of Nazis holding rallies in left-wing areas of Weimar Germany, instigating street fights, and then telling the press that only they could save Germany from the "violent communists" seems like an important thing for people to be studying right now.
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @osunick
When I reply to you or disagree, it's usually because your framing makes assumptions not based in evidence, or because I'm hoping that additional information will help you form stronger and more actionable critique.
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @osunick
The fact that you consider them "attacks" says a lot about your posture, and your willingness to engage in discussion, learn, and help those companies improve. Some of us are here to build, and happy to have critics to hold us to account and make us build better.
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Mike Beltzner Aug 31
Replying to @osunick
Privacy on the Internet is largely security theater.
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