Facebook Chooses Profit over Safety, says Whisleblower

Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen, former Facebook product manager, the whistleblower says Facebook is prioritizing profit over the safety of its users.

She claims that the company promotes harmful and misleading content to keep views engaged. She told the US Senate that the company has a lot of information at its disposal to analyze content and promote only those that are beneficial to people but it doing very little in this regard.

She is asking the  Senate to regulate but not ban Facebook.

‘Shocking evidence’ has she implies, have been submitted to the senate to back up her claims.Recall that yesterday Facebook and all its associated sites were completely down for over 5 hours. People were left stranded. It is reported that the company has lost over 7bn dollars because of that incident alone. Their Stocks also fell by 5 percent.

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