A former Facebook employee who is the whistleblower on the world’s largest social network testified before a Senate subcommittee this Tuesday and reiterated his criticism that the company’s profits put it above the safety and well-being of users. The law regulates its content so that it can harm the mental health of the people and reduce the risks to national security that it represents.
For about three and a half hours, Frances Hugen appeared before the Senate Business Subcommittee, which was presented as an integrated front and was able to focus on the session, the question of knowing directly the information it had. Sent to the media and on the show he talked about Sunday ’60 minutes’ Of the CBS chain, his identity was known for the first time.
Houken told the subcommittee that Facebook American Democracy harms the mental health of millions – especially children – and that it solves problems for their development, not just for their users.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, responded hours after Hogan’s testimony in a statement in which he denied the allegations of his former employee. “Most of us think [en Facebook] We do not approve any misrepresentations made “, Wrote in a social networking post.
The owner of the social media companies said the company was engaged in “secure” communications.
Zuckerberg stressed that the company had taken steps to prevent the spread of misinformation, hateful or harmful news to minors, and that Hogan’s allegations “made no sense.” Before the Facebook creator could respond to testimony, company employees tried to insult Hujan, saying he did not hold a decisive position at the company or that he had only been at the company for two years.
The key points of Hogan’s appearance before the senators were:
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