Casey Newton @CaseyNewton I write The Interface. Get it by email: bit.ly/2yTbZcK [email protected] | instagram: @crumbler Oct. 01, 2019 1 min read

Today we're publishing highlights from two hours of leaked audio in which Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Sen. @EWarren. It's a fascinating look at a company under siege.  https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/1/20756701/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-leak-audio-ftc-antitrust-elizabeth-warren-tiktok-comments 

In the audio, you can hear Zuckerberg predict a victory over the Warren and government: "At the end of the day, if someone's going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and fight."

Zuckerberg also says Facebook's large size is why it can afford to effectively fight election interference — and Twitter can't.

And he outlines the company's plan to beat TikTok, by introducing its clone app Lasso in countries like Mexico where TikTok has yet to make inroads:

There's much more here: on the rocky rollout of Libra, why he refuses to testify in front of most governments, and what employees should tell friends who have a bad opinion of Facebook. We put together a full transcript of his newsworthy remarks here.  https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/1/20892354/mark-zuckerberg-full-transcript-leaked-facebook-meetings 

And we'll have more highlights in coming days in The Interface, our newsletter about platforms and democracy. Subscribe here and you'll get more Zuck Q&A before anyone else:  https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton 

Here are Zuckerberg's thoughts on the leak. To answer some of the conspiracy tweets I've gotten: no, Facebook PR did not give me this audio. I wish!  https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10109531568162791 


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