Whistleblower claims Facebook encourages hate speech to make money

A former product manager for Facebook’s civic misinformation team said the company’s business model promotes hate speech, damages democracy, and is even “tearing our societies apart.” Frances Haugen, who left Facebook in May of this year, was the whistleblower who leaked a report that showed Instagram impacts the mental health of teenage girls to the Wall Street Journal.

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Haugen told CBS that working for Facebook revealed a company prioritized growth over safety. She said Facebook repeatedly opted to optimize for its own interests, like making more money.

Source: Euro News