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Whistleblower: Facebook chose profit over public safety

 

Last updated 10/8/2021 at 6:43pm



David Bauder and Michael Liedtke

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – A data scientist who was revealed Sunday as the Facebook whistleblower says that whenever there was a conflict between the public good and what benefited the company, the social media giant would choose its own interests.

Frances Haugen was identified in a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Oct. 3, as the woman who anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement that the company’s own research shows how it magnifies hate and misinformation.

Haugen, who worked at Google and Pinterest before joining Facebook...



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