The buck stops with Zuck
That’s the key point made by ex-Facebook-employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen, who testified before the US Congress yesterday. The 37yo leaked thousands of internal documents to lawmakers and the Wall Street Journal that revealed the tech giant was aware of problems with its apps. Calling for government regulators to step up, she said “as long as Facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one, and it will continue to make choices that go against the common good.” And she took aim at her former boss, saying “the buck stops with Mark [Zuckerberg].” The Facebook founder yesterday addressed the claims in a note to staff. Facebook cares “deeply about issues like safety, wellbeing and mental health,” he said, and he rejected the claim that the company puts profit over people. “That’s just not true,” Zuckerberg said.
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