Inside Facebook's luxuriant two-day Christmas party: Social media giant builds a huge winter village in San Francisco with a & # 39; thumbs up tavern & # 39; for staff after their very turbulent year, such as Mark Zuckerberg and execs celebrating in an exclusive VIP area
- Facebook threw two holiday bash for tens of thousands of employees in San Francisco
- Menlo Park, based in California, leases the Palace of Fine Arts on Fridays and Saturdays
- There was a polar bear figurine made with a chainsaw, free alcohol and all the sweets and donuts you could eat
- This year the company is caught up in scandals and negative headlines about data sharing and the spreading of & nb; fake news & # 39;
Ariel Zilber for Dailymail.com
After a difficult year with negative headlines about data leaks and fake news, Facebook employees certainly had a lot to say about their annual Christmas party.
The Menlo Park-based social network threw a two-day bash at the Palais des Beaux Arts in San Francisco.
The theme of the event was a winter village that features such as a "thumbs up tavern". offered.
The company spared no expense or effort, to hire Christmas dancers and an ice sculptor who used a chainsaw to make a giant polar bear, says Business Insider.
There was even a ski lift gondola, festive decorations, holiday lamps, toy soldiers drumming and a candy store with donuts and sweets.
The Facebook party this weekend at the Center for Fine Arts was equipped with a ski lift gondola (above)
There was also a & # 39; thumbs up tavern & # 39; where employees could drink something
One of the highlights was an ice sculpture of a polar bear (as shown above)
The statue was made by an artist who used a chainsaw (as shown in the picture above)
The party was held for two nights to give the tens of thousands of people working for the company the opportunity to let off steam.
If one of the employees wanted to interfere in the Zuck & # 39; – CEO Mark Zuckerberg – or COO Sheryl Sandberg, were most likely disappointed.
There was a special VIP section that had been set up for the top executives, although it is unclear whether Zuckerberg was there.
However, Sandberg was on display at the site.
Zuckerberg, Sandberg and their company have been in the news in recent months, although the headlines were largely negative.
The two-day bash for the tens of thousands of employees in the Bay Area came after a difficult year for Facebook
Facebook came under fire because of its role in allowing the spread of & nb; fake news & # 39; – reportedly the brain of Russia – which is thought to have affected the 2016 elections.
The company has also been accused of spreading disinformation on its platform that reportedly facilitated the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
In March, it became known that a British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, which had links with the Trump campaign, abused data from tens of millions of Facebook users.
In September, Facebook recognized that a breach of the data hit 50 million users.
Two weeks later, the company said that data from 29 million other users had been stolen.
On Friday, Facebook said it detected a bug that may have hit up to 6.8 million people using Facebook login to grant permission to third-party apps to access photo & # 39; s.
The incident may have affected up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers, the company said here, adding that it has solved the problem.
Facebook said that some third-party apps between September 13 and September 25 may have had access to a wider range of photos for 12 days than usual.
As if those scandals were not bad enough, Facebook admitted last month that it hires a republican-affiliated PR company to conduct opposition investigations into corporate critics such as George Soros and others.