This Is Why We Don’t Get More Facebook Leaks
Sources, insiders, leaks – there are people working in every company that know things, but you will hardly ever hear a peep out of anyone that works at Facebook. So, why is that? Well, it has a lot to do with Mark Zuckerberg. He doesn’t want anyone to, and he makes it a point to let everyone know.
It sounds harsh, but in reality, it’s not. Every week, Mark and the rest of his employees, roughly 16,000 of them, attend weekly Friday afternoon Q&A sessions where he will talk about any and everything. This includes product strategy, upcoming launches, and even personal opinions. With such transparency, something has to give, right?
But it just comes down to trust, really. Zuckerberg is straight-forward in his approach, he trusts that the information he shares will be kept private, and in return, he continues to keep everyone in the loop, even the interns.
Like on the streets, no one wants to be labeled a snitch. That’s the kind of feeling you get from employees, but the softer term they use is being part of a pact. The company culture kinda drills that sense of family into you at the very beginning. New recruits get put through media training and are warned of the consequences for spreading company secrets: termination.
In July 2015, Zuckerberg was infuriated when news of the company’s secret messaging assistant, M, was sent to the press. He promised to find and fire the mole, and one week later, he did.
So, if you ever wondered why you don’t get more internal Facebook news, that’s why.