On Tuesday, a Senate committee heard from whistleblower Frances Haugen, who claimed the Facebook places profit before the protection of its customers, including children.
Mark Zuckerberg, however, has not commented on the internal documents Haugen provided to The Wall Street Journal until today.
Mark Zuckerberg talked about the claims of Haugen
On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg stated that many of Haugen’s allegations “don’t make sense.”
“At the heart of these accusations is this idea that we prioritize profit over safety and well-being,” the Facebook founder said. “That’s just not true, the argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply illogical,” he added.
It’s possible that Mark Zuckerberg won’t be able to escape responsibility with a Facebook post. He still has other lawmakers waiting to question him.
The top Democrat on the Senate committee that heard from Haugen said he would ask Zuckerberg to testify before Congress. Facebook did not respond if Zuckerberg would appear before Congress.
Richard Blumenthal from District of Connecticut also commented on the subject: “Mark Zuckerberg ought to be looking at himself in the mirror today, and yet, rather than taking responsibility and showing leadership, Mr. Zuckerberg is going sailing. His new modus operandi: No apologies, no admission, no action, nothing to see here. Mark Zuckerberg, you need to come before this committee. You need to explain to Francis Haugen, to us, to the world and to the parents of America what you were doing and why you did it.”
Haugen believes the company won’t change unless compelled by Congress. Blumenthal did not demand a subpoena, instead, he wanted Zuckerberg to come to Congress voluntarily.
The NAACP has also called for a meeting with Zuckerberg regarding the accusations.