The CEO and co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, denied on Tuesday that his company puts benefits before the safety and well-being of users, as stated by former employee Frances Haugen in her statement before a subcommittee of the Senate of EE.UU.
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“At the core of these allegations is the idea that we prioritize benefits over safety and well-being. That is simply false ”, wrote Zuckerberg in his account on the social network, in a long message in which he defended the company against the multiple criticisms it is receiving these days.
The head of Facebook also said that “Many of the accusations do not make sense” and that he does not recognize “The false image of the company that is being painted”.
“The argument that we deliberately promote content that angers people in order to make a profit is illogical. We make money from advertising and what advertisers constantly tell us is that they don’t want their ads to appear alongside harmful or anger content ”, he pointed.
In her testimony before the Senate, the former employee France Haugen he made a ruthless portrait of the company, because during the time he was working there he realized a “devastating truth”: Facebook hides information from the public and governments.
“The documents I have provided to Congress prove that Facebook has repeatedly misled the public about what its own research reveals about the safety of children, the efficacy of their artificial intelligence, and their role in spreading divisive and extremist messages,” said.
Haugen, who previously leaked internal company documents to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, He assured that Facebook hides that its platforms are harmful to minors, promote social division and weaken democracy.
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