Facebook Clams Up After Meeting on Privacy

As we reported yesterday, Facebook’s high and mighty summoned unto them their employees, to talk about the savage beating they’ve been taking in the media, on blogs and among users, big and basic. The meeting, held at 4:00 pm PST has produced no audible results.

When we asked a Facebook spokesman about the meeting we got the same boilerplate as every other organization.

We have an open culture and it should come as no surprise that we’re providing a forum for employees to ask questions on a topic that has received a lot of outside interest.

The only news of the meeting we have found came from Computerworld

In an e-mailed statement to Computerworld, Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said, “We had a productive discussion where comments were made and questions were asked and answered.”

Noyes declined, however, to say if the social networking giant made any decisions about changing its contentious privacy policies or if the meeting was simply to allow employees to ask questions about the brouhaha that has arisen over them.

The notion of an open culture as the PR trope from Facebook just seems silly at this point. The company will not issue any substantial comments about a meeting that was called in response to the poor reception to its recent changes. These included objections to what some have seen as underhanded changes and poor communication.

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