The Federal Trade Commission declares war on Facebook, and the company responds accordingly:
Facebook is expanding its Washington, D.C., office and consulting with privacy advocates as lawmakers question how well the world’s largest social-networking site protects the personal information of users.
The company is looking for a public-policy expert and a deputy press spokesman after the June hiring of Marne Levine to head its D.C. office. Levine is a former top aide to Larry Summers, director of President Obama’s National Economic Council. The new hires would bring Facebook’s Washington team to eight, up from zero three years ago.
As smart as the people who run companies like Facebook are, they lack the intelligence to put their resources into discrediting and undermining the regulators — who seek only welfare and destruction — instead of wasting scarce capital in futile lobbying efforts.