Frances Hogan, the “mole” who exposed Facebook’s secrets, took his allegations to Congress. At an expected hearing at the Senate Commerce Subcommittee, the former executive of the group tasked with controlling election misinformation said the company consistently prefers profit over consumer security and rights, inspired by a culture that hides crucial information and data. About its methods from regulators. The hearing focused mainly on the risks to young people and children.
A castle of secrets
Facebook “hides behind walls that prevent researchers and controllers from realizing the true dynamics of the system. We have to believe what Facebook says, they have repeatedly shown that they do not deserve our blind faith, ”Haugan said. Again: In the absence of “necessary congressional intervention” the company will continue to “make its astronomical profits first among the people”.
Attack of Members of Parliament
Allegations surfaced between senators from both parties. Democratic leader Richard Blumenthal called on the SEC and FTC to launch an investigation based on internal documents and information provided by Hogan. He indicated that he intends to ask founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify after the company remained silent in the wake of the dispute, handing over its defense to spokespersons and other executives. His 38-second video, which has already caused controversy, caused a sensation when he was filmed on a cruise. Republican Senator Marcia Blackburn told Fb “I know she’s guilty.”
The moment of tobacco
Blumenthal spoke clearly about a “tobacco moment” for Facebook in parallel with the investigation against the cigarette giants for deceiving the country into the toxic and carcinogenic effects of smoking, which led to profound changes in the region. “It’s time to count,” he said. Facebook Regulator Spotlight, primarily based in Houghton. Especially when it comes to the safety of young people, the accuracy of artificial intelligence systems, and the proliferation of intense and violent content, Facebook is “repeatedly deceiving the public.” The former executive also acknowledged how difficult it is to control Facebook today because of its secrecy: “The inability to look at real Facebook systems and verify that they work as indicated is tantamount to the Department of Transportation being tasked with controlling cars. They pass through the streets.”
The documents revealed by “Mole” were shared with Congress, and the company’s own research was kept secret, showing the devastating effects on young people in particular, as well as depressive and suicidal tendencies among girls. In particular, Hogen revealed on Instagram dock that research is based on the fact that it is more dangerous than rival apps like Tick Tock, because it focuses on comparing lifestyles and body image.
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