Facebook has prioritized profit over security, alleges whistleblower

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Frances Haugen said that Facebook’s own research shows how it promotes hate and misinformation. Haugen has also worked for giants like Google and Pinterest.

New York: Whenever there is a choice between safety and profit, social media platform Facebook has always preferred the latter. This was revealed last Sunday by a data scientist who has exposed corrupt practices Facebook.

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Frances Haugen has been identified in a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday as the woman who secretly complained to the federal law enforcement agency.

Francis Haugen Said FacebookOur research shows how it promotes hate and misinformation. Haugen has also worked for giants like Google and Pinterest.

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Haugen, who worked for Facebook in 2019, said she was asked to work in an area of ​​the company that fights misinformation. She said Facebook has shown time and again that the company chooses profit over security.

Haughan will testify before Congress this week. He hoped that the US government would come forward and make rules to control the company’s activities.

Even about 6 months ago, the services of three social platforms – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – were disrupted for 42 minutes across the world. The problem started at 11.05 pm and continued till around 11:47 pm.

WhatsApp has been downloaded more than 5 billion times worldwide. There have been many problems in the past like WhatsApp crashing due to increased load on the server, but this problem used to be only for a short while.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services, whose services were disrupted before 9 pm on Monday, could resume service only after 4 am on Tuesday. Facebook has apologized for the disruption in its service in a tweet.

Facebook said in an official statement on Twitter, “We know that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and without any inconvenience.” We apologize for that.”

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“To the vast community of people and businesses around the world that depend on us: We are sorry. We are working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are pleased to report that they are now online. Coming back. Thanks for bearing with us,” the Facebook tweet added.

First published:5 October 2021, 8:22 am

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