On Tuesday March 19, 2019, Recode wrote:
Uncovering and clarifying how our digital world is changing — and changing us.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has a phrase she likes to use on company earnings calls as a way to pitch Facebook’s business: Advertisers, Sandberg says, can reach a Super Bowl-size audience any day of the year.
But when a gunman opened fire at a New Zealand mosque late last week, broadcasting video of the shooting live on Facebook for anyone to see, the platform’s enormous size became a complete and total liability. That’s not exactly the Super Bowl any of us had in mind.