December 1, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Facebook spreads hatred, whistleblower accuses Francis Hougen

Facebook spreads hatred, whistleblower accuses Francis Hougen

Whistleblower leaks studies that show Facebook is aware of the malicious nature of its platform Without competition The social network spreads hatred online.

Computer scientist, who Testified before the US Congress This month, Facebook explained that it will use a system that prioritizes content that gets the most clicks, to those that consistently create the most opposition.

Anger and hatred is the easiest way to grow on Facebook.

A quote from:Francis Hougen, a former employee of Facebook

I am deeply concerned that it may not be safe to do Instagram for 14 year olds and I wholeheartedly doubt whether it is possible to do this safely for 10 year olds., She added.

Controlling important groups in the series of failures she alleges on Facebook, spreading misinformation or investing less in its products that are not in English puts companies already suffering from racial divisions and religious differences at risk.

Tighten the law

According to her, the law Flexible And the need for the latest as content and social networks are evolving. We need ways to keep these companies in account, She added, called for more human intervention than algorithms and artificial intelligence.

As part of the Online Safety Bill, the UK government is considering introducing criminal penalties against companies responsible for failing to address malicious content on their platforms.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social network have already spoken out against the Francis Hougen allegations and put forward his initiatives to fight hate online.