In this age of information technology, Facebook has become the main medium of social communication. This medium of communication is quite popular with everyone, big and small, all over the world. But many of us do not know what is going on inside that Facebook.
This time, Frances Haugen, a former employee of the organization, has leaked thousands of pages of research papers and documents on Facebook. The research that Facebook did for internal use at its own expense.
On Monday (October 4), after leaving Facebook, he appeared on the US TV channel CBS’s ‘Sixty Minutes’ program for the first time.
Frances Haugen started her career on Facebook in 2019. He has previously worked at Google and Pinterest.
Frances Haugen said Facebook would ‘finish’ her to open her mouth. However, his idea is, “As long as Facebook is working behind the scenes, they will not be accountable to anyone.” That’s why he came forward.
CNN has collected written statements from Frances Haugen to testify before the US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Security and Information Protection. He is scheduled to testify on Tuesday (October 5).
In a written statement, Haugen said, “I believe that what I have done is right and that it is for the good of the people.” However, I know that there is no end to the resources of Facebook, which can exhaust me.
Haugen added, I came forward because I saw a frightening truth. And that is that almost no one outside knows what is going on inside Facebook.
The 36-year-old former employee was working as a product manager in the team working to prevent the spread of false information. Angered by Facebook’s activities, he decided not to work for the company this year.
Haugen took several internal documents with him before leaving Facebook. The media published the report periodically over a period of three weeks, handing over the documents to the influential US daily Wall Street Journal; Which is known as ‘Facebook Files’.
Speaking on ‘Sixty Minutes’, Haugen said that the top executives knew that Facebook was harming people, spreading violence and false information. However, the officials of the organization did not take any action knowingly. Tried to hide the opposite evidence.
A spokesman for Facebook told CNN Business after the launch of ‘Sixty Minutes’ that “our progress in preventing the spread of fake information and harmful content is regular.” We encourage the spread of bad content – that’s not true.