Frances Haugen, a product manager who worked on civic integrity issues at Facebook since 2019, told the Senate Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday that she believes the company is aware of its harmful effects on users. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refuted the accusations in a statement, which said the company cares “deeply about issues like safety, well-being and mental health.”
The Facebook whistleblower repeatedly pointed outside the US for examples of how the social network could be used to dangerous ends — so much so that lawmakers wondered in the hearing if they should meet to specifically discuss national security concerns.
During a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing, whistleblower Frances Haugen called for transparency about how Facebook entices users to extend their stay on the site.
What people are saying?
Juli S-F The most dangerous way FB could be used is when governments order it to control narratives and mute people who disagree. But they already do that and everyone knew.
Xixi And there she is, she will remain jobless for life. No firm hires an employee who is quick to reveal company secrets publiclyafter quitting. Honesty has its own disadvantages!
Brian Protecting 99.99% of kids in the tech social spaces would be great, but even if the regulations were to be further tightened across all social media platforms, achieving “100% protection” is like entering into a black hole and timing how long it will take for you to come out