It has not been a good week for facebook kek
> A former Facebook data scientist on Tuesday brought to Congress her accusations that the company hid its awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and has been dishonest in its fight against hate and misinformation. '
>She insisted that “Facebook, over and over again, has shown it chooses profit over safety.”
>Haugen testified Tuesday to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection.
The panel is examining Facebook’s use of information from its own researchers on Instagram that could indicate potential harm for some of its young users, especially girls, while it publicly downplayed the negative impacts. For some of the teens devoted to Facebook’s popular photo-sharing platform, the peer pressure generated by the visually focused Instagram led to mental health and body-image problems, and in some cases, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts, the research leaked by Haugen showed. https://apnews.com/article/facebook-haugen-congress-testimony-1daac7a76ca7bf0b0802cc46e732b51b?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
Are we posed to see a rise in "ethical" social media platforms as more leaks like this happen?
Facebook might fail its test as a governing apparatus.