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2021-10-23T16:41:34.366Z

Revealing further corruption, a former Facebook employee who spoke to the "Washington Post" claims that Facebook deliberately put its profit before addressing social issues it has created



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Facebook official: "Legislators will forget, we are printing money in the meantime"

Revealing further corruption, a former Facebook employee who spoke to the Washington Post claims that Facebook deliberately put its profits before addressing social issues it created, including interfering in the 2016 presidential election

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Niv Lillian

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 19:29 Updated: 19:31

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Revealing further corruption, besides Frances Hagen who testified before the U.S. Senate Commission of Inquiry on the matter, comes out with a series of new allegations against Facebook and the way it is conducted. The whistleblower, who was part of the company’s fairness team and spoke to the Washington Post, testified that the company put their profit line before efforts to fight hate speech and spread false information on the social network.



According to the affidavit he submitted, he claims that a senior spokesperson and spokesperson on Facebook eliminated the concerns regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, an intervention that Facebook inadvertently assisted. According to the affidavit, Tucker told Onds that the situation is "like a flame in a pan.



The exposé of the corruption claims that there are significant differences between the statements that Facebook gives to the public, and the internal decision-making on other issues.

For example, an Internet .org project ostensibly designed to connect people in developing countries, is in fact an effort to penetrate untapped markets, and to be the "main source of news" there, in order to mine information.

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Some of the allegations made by him expose corruption, which he has submitted affidavits to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), echo allegations made by Frances Hagen, also a former Facebook employee.

Hagen provided documents to the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago on which to base a series of articles that led to the opening of investigations, the most notable of which is the fact that Facebook knew Instagram was mentally harmful to girls, and ignored the findings.



Facebook, for its part, gave a somewhat threatening response to the post: "It is a dangerous precedent to hang an entire article on a single source of information, making a variety of allegations, without verification," Facebook said without identifying the speaker.

"At the heart of the story is a wrong assumption. Yes, we are a for-profit business, but the claim that we do it at the expense of people's safety and well-being is devoid of understanding of our commercial interests."

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