It seems the storm left by testimony Former Facebook employee, Frances HoganShe has not calmed down, despite having spent more than a week since testifying before Congress, and despite the social media giant slashing what the brave lady leaked.
The founder of the famous platform, Mark Zuckerberg, held a chat session with his employees in order to allay their concerns, and to downplay the importance of the “disclosed” statements.
Zuckerberg spent about 20 minutes last week trying to refute anything Hogan leaked without mentioning his name, according to recording documents of the said meeting obtained by The New York Times.
He also pointed out that part of what the former employee confirmed is very easy to deny and prove otherwise.
Protesters slam Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg (AFP)
However, these statements did not seem to reassure the employees of the company. In recent days, its corridors have been the scene of unprecedented activity on the part of its managers to allay the fears of more than 63,000 employees who questioned, to varying degrees, Facebook’s objectives.
Alert among officials
In an attempt to cover the dust left by Hoganen’s testimony, particularly what she said about the company’s involvement, or at least the knowledge of its negative impact on children, and the internal documents that she provided which showed that Facebook’s services were in fact harming some children’s self-perception. In addition to inciting human trafficking, the leaders of the giant company organized several internal events and direct meetings with employees. They also organized emergency briefings and sent out several memos, according to one of the leaked circulars, as well as interviews with a dozen current and former employees.
Additionally, one of the memos revealed that Facebook officials were providing information and advice to employees on how to respond if “friends or family asked them about recent events that took place. affected the business “.
Mark Zuckerberg (AFP)
It is noteworthy that many employees of the most famous communication sites had already expressed their support for what Hogan said, and some of them even described her as a heroine.
The former employee’s testimony before Congress was a blow to Facebook, despite the latter’s denial of the validity of what was stated there.
However, Hogan confirmed that she had documents proving the company’s infamous presentation of its financial interests to the detriment of users, especially children, and confirmed that she had misled everyone as she did so. was conscious.
Meanwhile, many U.S. senators have called for Facebook to be investigated and held to account.