Big allegations against Facebook from hate to health, how allegedly profits came first

  • Facebook repeatedly encountered conflicts between its own profits and consumers’ safety
  • Facebook consistently puts its own profits over users’ health and safety
  • Algorithms’ design that steers users toward high-engagement posts that can be harmful.
  • Facebook’s internal research had found Instagram created a toxic environment for some teen girls already experiencing negative feelings about their bodies
  • 8 out of 10 teen Instagram users in the U.S. said the platform made them feel better or had no effect on their feelings about themselves.
  • Whistleblower: 20% teen girls that are remaining that are affected negatively is still significant on a platform boasting billions of users worldwide.
  • “The core of the issue is that no one can understand Facebook’s destructive choices better than Facebook, because only Facebook gets to look under the hood”
  • Statement to Senate by whistleblower: Mark has built an organization that is very metrics driven. and The metrics make the decision. The buck stops with him.

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