Facebook hires former vine head to work for brand new experimental app division

Jason Toff is going to be working as a product manager on one amongst Facebook’s new NPE apps.


Former vine head Jason Toff is going away from Google to join Facebook, where he’ll be “starting up a brand new initiative under the recently formed NPE team.” Facebook simply declared its new NPE (it stands for “new product experimentation”) team last week, as a brand which will be developing experimental apps for customers who are still slightly off from the core Facebook brand.


Now that we’ve moved to CA, I suppose it’s a decent time to share what I’m up to next! In two weeks, I’ll be connection Facebook as a PM Director beginning a brand new initiative under the recently formed NPE team.

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Facebook labels St Augustine church quote as ‘hate speech’

Several users have reported that the apparently innocuous quote has been removed without clear explanation.


A quote from St Augustine has apparently been prohibited from Facebook.
Domenico Bettinelli, a pro-life activist from Massachusetts, said in a blog post that a passage by St Augustine from the divine office was taken down as it violated Facebook’s “Community Standards on hate speech”.


“Let us never assume that if we tend to live good lives we’ll be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we still beg for pardon. However men are hopeless creatures, and the less they focus on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to justify themselves, they’re ready to accuse others.”

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