Mark Zuckerberg responds to the allegations by Facebook whistleblower
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backfired at the allegations by a whistleblower that the company threatens the health of America’s children and the nation’s democracy.
Zuckerberg posted a statement on Facebook Tuesday responding to the allegations by Frances Haugen saying that her claims are false and “don’t make any sense.”
Zuckerberg did not simply refute that these issues existed, he made a point to highlight how Facebook was helping in every area.
"At the heart of these accusations is this idea that we prioritize profit over safety and well-being. That's just not true.” The long post reads. “For example, one move that has been called into question is when we introduced the Meaningful Social Interactions change to News Feed. This change showed fewer viral videos and more content from friends and family - which we did knowing it would mean people spent less time on Facebook, but that research suggested it was the right thing for people's well-being. Is that something a company focused on profits over people would do?"
Zuckerberg responds to a global outage and national scandal by claiming @Facebook is the real victim here, and modestly proposing Congress consider:— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 6, 2021
A) legally restricting teen use of internet services
B) identify verification mandates
C) limiting teen privacy
On-brand, really. pic.twitter.com/0hMRf5HpKf
"Similar to balancing other social issues, I don't believe private companies should make all of the decisions on their own. That's why we have advocated for updated internet regulations for several years now," he wrote.
Since 2004, Facebook has never cared about the law or "social equities." Don't fall for it.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 6, 2021
Zuckerberg suggests Congressional action now only because he is confident the result will serve him—modestly burdening the affluent Facebook, but totally crushing its upstart competitors. https://t.co/ZzmGPKoRuP
"I have testified in Congress multiple times and asked them to update these regulations. I've written op-eds outlining the areas of regulation we think are most important related to elections, harmful content, privacy, and competition."