A Facebook recruiter emailed me recently. He linked me to articles about Facebook lending money to small business affected by coronavirus shutdowns and making some effort to contain false information about coronavirus. I actually thought for a moment, huh, that seems nice. Maybe they're turning a corner? Then, I remembered. It's been a while since I've thought about Facebook. It is amazing how much recency matters in your judgment of something.
Here is my response.
I dislike the way Facebook pays opposition research companies to smear its critics: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-data-russia-election-racism.html
I also do not like its role in promoting hatred in Myanmar: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/16/facebook-myanmar-failure-blundering-toddler
And there's quite a lot of other things I've seen Facebook do over the years that have hurt a lot of people. I don't trust it enough to use it, much less work for it.
However, I appreciate that you are providing an opportunity to work, which a lot of people do not have. If you ever happen to move on from Facebook, we should connect, and maybe I'll be looking around that time!
It may seem stupid that I even bothered to reply, but I thought maybe I could plant a seed that someday convinces someone to stop aiding something harmful. I do a few other things like this that probably just seem annoying, but if I believe there is a tiny chance that someone can change their mind when you point something out, it's worth the gamble. The payoff is big, and the effort is low.