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Elizabeth Warren says the Facebook employee who blew the lid on how they allegedly put profits over accuracy says she shouldn’t be called a whistleblower … but a patriot.
The U.S. Senator was on Capitol Hill Monday, where we got a chance to ask what she made of Frances Haugen‘s appearance on ’60 Minutes’ … on which she made some bombshell claims against her former employer, for whom she worked up until earlier this year.
“Facebook, over and over again, has shown it chooses profit over safety,” says Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. She believes the federal government should impose regulations and plans to testify before Congress this week. https://t.co/YoKIyorZzu pic.twitter.com/RWlk9QOwZu
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 3, 2021
ICYMI … Haugen alleged FB honchos have opted, of late, to highlight divisive — and oftentimes erroneous — posts and/or content on the platform … killing their news filtering process in place for the election, and helping fuel the Jan. 6 insurrection with inaction.
Like we said, heavy-hitting stuff … to which Sen. Warren says, good for her — and also, THANK YOU.
Check out how she characterizes Haugen coming forward … she uses the word “democracy” and says the woman is actually working to preserve our system of government by getting the word out on how this mega social media company is allegedly operating behind the scenes.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says political parties have been quoted in Facebook’s own research saying they know Facebook changed its algorithm and “now if [they] don’t publish angry, hateful, polarizing… content,” there’s less engagement. https://t.co/XKKBhxZZ36 pic.twitter.com/tvSmVIJfWT
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 4, 2021
A lot of people are singing Haugen’s praises right about now — especially as she’s set to testify on this exact issue in front of Congress in the not too distant future.
Of course, we also had to ask the Senator about this weird mass outage that unfolded Monday — literally on the heels of Haugen speaking out … which had FB, Instagram, What’s App and a ton of other services down. People were slowly able to access their accounts after 6 hours.
Like many of us … the Senator was just as confused, and hits our photog with a verbal 🤷🏽♂️.