Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen told CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ that the social media giant continually puts profits ahead of its responsibilities of the public.
Facebook (FB) – Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report shares continued their recent declines Monday. A former employee stood to accuse Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg of stacking profits over the impact of hate speech. This unfolded in a Sunday night interview on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’.
Former product manager “Frances Haugen” the whistleblower behind a number of documents leaked to the Wall Street Journal that exposed its role in contributing to a toxic online environment for teen girls, stated that Facebook applies different rules to high-profile accounts and that the platform played a role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol Building.
“There were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook,” she said in her first public appearance. “Facebook over and over again chose to optimize for its own interests like making more money.”
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