Whether it’s because Chamath Palihapitiya’s comments came too soon after those from Sean Parker or because of the attention they garnered in the mainstream press I don’t know.
Yes, Facebook is a different company today than it was when Palihapitiya worked there but many would argue that it has not changed for the better. In fact, it’s more likely to be the complete opposite.
The blue behemoth is far more powerful, has much wider reach and exponentially greater influence than it did 6 years ago.
So when former cheerleaders aren’t just supporting the other team but calling the entire sport into question I’d be surprised if there wasn’t some form of damage limitation exercise.