3 times internal docs contradicted Facebook's public stance
Over the past few years, Facebook has repeatedly come under fire, criticized for everything from how the company's products psychologically harm their users to its role in disseminating fake news, especially related to the 2016 election.
Earlier this month, a Wall Street Journal investigation thrust Facebook back into the spotlight with claims that the tech giant's top executives have not fixed its problems despite internal research detailing the platform's negative effects, from spreading misinformation and inciting anger to damaging the mental health of teens.
Responding to the latest reports, Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, said in a statement, "At the heart of this series is an allegation that is just plain false: that Facebook conducts research and then systematically and willfully ignores it if the findings are inconvenient for the company."
While CNN can't confirm Facebook's motives or intentions, one thing is clear: on more than one occasion, Facebook officials have said one thing in public while internal documents told a different story.