The Facebook whistleblower who revealed internal documents to The Wall Street Journal, Frances Haugen, has accused the company of encouraging hate speech for profit on a TV show called 60 Minutes.
The company had, according to Haugen, deliberately manipulated its algorithms to promote hate speech.
“It’s paying for its profits with our safety,” she stated.
Frances Haugen opened up about Facebook on a TV Show called 60 Minutes
In 2021, after witnessing that the company’s priorities had been misplaced, Haugen has left Facebook. She was a former product manager who oversaw the Civic Integrity Group at the firm.
According to Haugen Facebook did not want “to invest in what actually needs to invested to keep Facebook from being dangerous.”
Mrs. Haugen has experience working at a number of Silicon Valley’s top businesses, such as Google, and said that Facebook was far worse. Because, according to her, the company prioritizes profits over the safety of its users. By the second quarter of 2021, Facebook had almost 2.8 billion active users.
Facebook algorithms are used to encourage hate speech for profit
Haugen also commented on Facebook algorithms: “There was conflict… between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook, and Facebook chose over and over again to optimize for its own interests — like making more money.”
One of the many leaked papers, published by the Wall Street Journal, indicates that Facebook does not follow its own rules. While the firm has stated time and again that its rules apply to everyone, the papers reveal that millions of VIPs are exempt from enforcement.