Francis Hogan, The person in charge Leak up a series of secret Facebook inquiriesThe 37-year-old scientist, who revealed his identity on Sunday, October 3, said he was working as a product manager at Facebook’s civic integration team.
Hogan gave an interview and revealed it to the 60-minute program on the American network CBS The leaked documents show that the company is repeatedly offering its users “growth rather than security”.
before that, Facebook The BBC reported that the leak was misleading, a bias in the data, and that the company’s positive investigation had gone unnoticed.
Before the former employee left the company in early 2021 he copied a series of internal documents and notes. Following that, The Wall Street Journal divided thousands of pages of those documents into three parts. The expression was called Facebook Files o “Facebook Archives”.
It also said it would use moderate policies known as site XCheck (Cross-checking) These accounts are different or I will not use them.
The complex case of a group of its own shareholders facing Facebook was also exposed. Facebook has paid $ 5 billion to the US Federal Trade Commission to solve the Cambridge Analytics data scandal because it was designed to protect founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Instagram is the highlight of another internal investigation that was found to affect the mental health of teenagers, however, they did not share its findings even though they suggested the site was a place “Toxic” to many young people.
Wall Street Journal General While 32% of surveyed teens felt bad about their body, Instagram made them feel bad, according to a report.
Hogan is expected to testify on Tuesday, October 5th. Before a subcommittee of the United States Senate In an investigation entitled “Protecting Children Online”, the company’s research on the impact of Instagram on the mental health of young users.
“There were conflicts of interest as to what is good for the public and what is good for Facebook,” he said.
“Facebook has repeatedly chosen to optimize for its own interests, to make more money,” Hogan stressed.
Facebook’s relationship with Capitol violence
Faced with the U.S. Capitol riots of January 2021. Hogan said Facebook provoked such violence.
He noted that the network was implementing massive security measures to reduce misinformation during the US election, but only temporarily.
“Once the elections are over, they either rejected them, or changed the existing structure to prioritize development over security, which really feels like a betrayal of democracy,” he said.
Darkening on social media
Services of Facebook And related applications (Instagram, Share And Messenger) crashed widely on Monday, October 4, in various parts of the world, users reported through the Downtector portal. According to some experts, this could be a problem with the Internet’s domain name system, DNS.
Tens of thousands of Internet users in the United States, Mexico, Spain, France, Romania, Norway, Georgia, Greece and other countries went to the online portal to report that they could not access the services.
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