A former Facebook whistleblower who was behind a string of shocking leaks has revealed her identity. Frances Haugen, 37, was interviewed by CBS on Sunday. Documents show that Facebook is being sued by a group of its own shareholders over a $5 billion (£3.65 billion) payment to settle the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it favors celebrities over the general public. According to Facebook research, Instagram has a negative impact on the mental health of teenagers.
“Facebook repeatedly chose to optimize for its own interests, such as making more money,” says ex-chief product officer Monika Haugen. “Facebook repeatedly chose to optimize for its own interests, such as making more money.” Ms. Haugen, on the other hand, was harsh in her assessment of her former employer.
Facebook categorically denied this claim, claiming that it had spent significant sums of money on security. “To say we ignore feedback ignores these investments, including the 40,000 people working on safety and security at Facebook and our $13 billion (£9.6 billion) investment since 2016,” said Lena Pietsch, Facebook’s director of policy communications. Ms. Haugen also discussed the deadly Capitol Hill riots in January, claiming that Facebook contributed to the violence. She stated that Facebook activated safety systems to reduce misinformation during the US election, but only for a limited time.
There must be a technological, or technical, explanation for the issues of political polarisation in the United States. Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said it was ridiculous to blame the U.S. state of affairs on Facebook and other social media sites.