The former Facebook employee Frances Haugen claimed Facebook took little action to prevent the provocative anti-Muslim narratives from being promoted on their platform in India.
The six-hour disruption at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp made things difficult for millions, proving how big a role the social media giant plays in our lives.
Ex-employee Frances Haugen said Facebook's products harm children and weaken the democracy, urging congressional action to regulate the social media giant.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old data scientist from Iowa, who has worked for companies including Google and Pinterest - says in an interview that Facebook was "substantially worse" than anything she had seen before.
US-based non-profit Stand With Kashmir's new report highlights the complicity of social media platforms in digitally censoring Kashmiris since 2017.
Facebook is already grappling with reports that it was aware of the damage Instagram can do to the mental health of teenagers, especially young girls.
After FB reinstated a post it initially removed under its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, its Oversight Board reviewed the decision and commended it, while cautioning the social media giant against bias.
The digital wallet will let users store cryptocurrencies, says David Marcus, head of Facebook’s crypto unit and will complement Diem, a digital currency the company is also developing.
Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
The company found out that a Russian firm used hundreds of social media influencers to run a coordinated smear campaign against Western Covid-19 vaccines.
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