Facebook is making hate worse, whistleblower says – BBC Newsnight

BBC News – Oct 25, 2021

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told UK MPs Facebook is “unquestionably making hate worse”, as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told UK members of parliament Facebook is “unquestionably making hate worse”, as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.

Ms Haugen was talking to the Online Safety Bill committee in London.

She said Facebook safety teams were under-resourced, and “Facebook has been unwilling to accept even little slivers of profit being sacrificed for safety”.

And she warned that Instagram was “more dangerous than other forms of social media”.

If Facebook can’t root out dangerous anti-social media on its own platforms, can anyone?

Newsnight’s Sima Kotecha reports. Faisal Islam is joined by former Facebook director of policy for Europe Lord Allan, former Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang and former culture minister Lord Vaizey.

 

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