After an official hearing Previous content On Facebook, Frances Hogan, in front of the US Congress on Tuesday, the founder of the most famous application, Mark Zuckerberg, defended his company.
In a note to employees, and posted today, Wednesday on his public Facebook page, Zuckerberg stressed that recent allegations and accusations regarding the app’s effects on the company are “insignificant.”
denied being social media giant He fosters hatred and division in societies, harms children and needs regulation, saying accusations against his company of putting financial gain over safety are “just plain wrong.”
He also said that “the argument that the company is deliberately promoting content that makes people angry in order to make a financial profit is totally unreasonable.” “We make money from ads and advertisers keep telling us that they don’t want their ads to be shown alongside malicious or infuriating content,” he said.
Further, he added, “I don’t know of any tech company that makes products that make people angry or depressed. All ethical and business incentives and products point in the opposite direction.”
Zuckerberg has been noticeably silent recently about Hogan and the internal documents she submitted to the Wall Street Journal over a week ago.
As for the dysfunction which hit the applications yesterday, the founder of Facebook It was “the worst in years”. “We have spent the last 24 hours extracting information to see how we can strengthen our system against similar failures in the future,” he added.
Allegations against the blue giant
clarifications have come The founder of the famous app After Hogan, who leaked numerous secrets from the social media giant last week, testified before Congress, pointing out that Facebook had pursued a policy of disinformation. “Through my work, I have discovered that Facebook works in a way that harms young people, as well as democracy,” a spokeswoman said yesterday in the Senate.
He also confirmed that the company took information from the public and governments, and misled the public on many topics. And she estimated that the giant company, whose profits are estimated in the billions, works behind the scenes, and often changes its labor laws, adding that no one outside of Facebook realizes how dangerous it really is for them. those who work or work indoors.
“to hide behind the walls”
In addition, she stressed that the giant of communication sites is hiding behind walls, and seeks to ensure that no one understands the reality of its system.
She accused Zuckerberg, claiming that the founder of the “blue site” is aware of the thoughts of the algorithms used by the site, and therefore that things cannot happen without his knowledge. She added that Facebook was aware of the danger of its mechanism of action on children.
It should be noted that yesterday this testimony was a third blow to Facebook in a few days, after the first leak, then the huge blackout that hit the company Monday night and lasted for hours.