Like Facebook rails of bombshell New York Times A report published this week, much of the focus has been on a controversial public relations company employed by the company. The Public Affairs of Definitors, the DC organization, is information-friendly reporters favorably to Facebook, including by connecting George Soros's liberal billionaire to fund anti-Facebook activities.
Since the report has been published, a full range of activities of the group have to be set up. The group also presented reporters on negative articles about other technology companies: the Times a Internal Business has indicated that the company tried to portray Google and Apple in a negative light, and similar emails were also received from The Verge. According to CNN, one pitch tried for Apple to question whether there might be a liberal prejudice at Apple News. The company also added The Verge on a negative story about the Ad scooter company, encouraging a correspondent to question the number of cities the company was implementing at the time.
So far, there is little information about which technical companies could have kept the services of the group. As well as Facebook, NBC News says that Qualcomm, who was fought in a legal fight with Apple, could be a client. (Qualcomm did not respond to a request for comments.) The company has also worked with the rival Squirrel Calch of Birds, according to emails sent to The Verge. (Refused lime to comment.)
"Our public relations professionals have worked with Facebook and the media to help company delivery announcements about platform changes, company policy and news initiatives," Defineers said in a statement today. "This included work on advertising and hate speech policies, tackling prejudice on stage, and their efforts to eliminate adverse behavior on stage."
Mark Zuckerberg said this week he was not aware of Define's activities, but the company has broken links with the group. The company also faces pushback from solicitors, who were regularly discussed in corridors for correspondents. Y Times He reported yesterday that the company had circulated information on tracking parliamentary websites, suggesting they could be hypocritical for going on Facebook.
"This is quite interfere," Sen. Mark Warner says in a tweet. "At the same time that Facebook professed their wish to work with the Intel committee, they paid a political opposition research company to try privately to undermine the credibility of the committee."