Senate Committee Hears Testimony of Facebook Whistleblower

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The Senate’ s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Item Safety, and Data Safety convened this morning to hear the particular accounts of a Fb whistleblower about Facebook’ h harm and the need for legislation. Frances Haugen, a former Fb project manager, has come forwards to show that Facebook knew that will its platforms were dangerous, especially to young customers. Haugen filed problems with the Securities and Trade Commission and leaked documents to the Wall Street Journal which usually published a detailed investigation associated with Facebook. Today, Haugen testified that “ Facebook provides repeatedly misled the public as to what its own research reveals concerning the safety of children, the effectiveness of its artificial intelligence techniques, and its role in growing divisive and extreme communications. ” She urged Our elected representatives to regulate Facebook, stating “ there needs to be a dedicated oversight body” and “ Fb can change but it’ ersus clearly not going to do so by itself. ” EPIC advocates for that creation of a dedicated Data Security Agency . EPIC provides fought for transparency plus accountability for Facebook’s personal privacy abuses for over a decade, through filing the original  FTC Complaint last year   that resulted in the FTC’s 2012  Consent Order   with the company, to  moving in order to intervene   within and filing an  amicus brief   challenging the FTC’s 2019  negotiation   with Fb.

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