Although the social media giant Facebook He completely denied what was said in testimony given yesterday by his former chief content officer, Francis Hogan, to the US Congress, considering his statements to be meaningless and unimportant, but the blue site admitted at the same time. that it was time to update its rules.
Lina Beach, director of political communication for giant networking sites, criticized, Hogan’s remarksShe confirmed that she had only worked at the company for less than two years and that she did not have direct and detailed reports.
She also noted that Hogan never attended meetings where decisions were made with company executives.
Despite this, the senior official stressed the need to update internet rules, noting that 25 years have passed since those rules, calling on Congress to act in this area.
Beach’s words came after Hogan, who leaked numerous secrets from the social media giant last week, testified before Congress, claiming Facebook pursued a policy of disinformation. “Thanks to my work, I discovered that Facebook is hurting young people and democracy,” she added yesterday in front of 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 also accused Mark 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.
While the founder of the most famous app defended his company, Zuckerberg confirmed in a note to employees, and posted it today, Wednesday, on his public page on Facebook, that recent allegations and accusations regarding the effects of the app on society are “insignificant”.
He denied that the social media giant encourages hatred and division in societies, harms children and needs regulation, stressing that accusations against his company of putting financial profit over safety are “quite simply incorrect “.
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 constantly tell us that they don’t want their ads to be shown alongside malicious or infuriating content,” he said.
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It should be noted that this testimony was a third blow to Facebook yesterday in a few days, after the first leak, then the huge blackout that hit the company on Monday evening and lasted for hours.
Zuckerberg was noticeably silent recently, about Hogan and the internal documents she submitted to the Wall Street Journal over a week ago, but that latest statement has come.