Sandberg: Facebook is not a news company

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When asked whether Facebook considers itself a media company, COO Sheryl Sandberg told Axios' Mike Allen, "At our heart we're a tech company... we don't hire journalists."

  • On privacy: "When you share on Facebook, you need to know that nobody is going to steal your data, nobody's going to get your data who shouldn't have it, we're not going to make money in a way you wouldn't feel comfortable with your data." She explained that although they use ads and target ads using the data from people's Facebook pages, they don't sell that data to advertisers.