Haugen testifies to British MPs on Facebook damage
The Facebook whistleblower will give evidence to MPs and colleagues analyzing the online security bill, amid calls for tougher landmark legislation.
Frances Haugen has triggered a deep crisis in Mark Zuckerberg ‘s social media empire after it published tens of thousands of internal documents detailing the company’s failure to keep its users safe from harmful content.
On Monday, Haugen, 37, will testify in person at the joint committee examining the online security bill, a law that imposes a duty on social media companies to protect users, with the threat of fines. substantial if they don’t. so.
Speaking to the Observer before the hearing, Haugen said that Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, CEO and majority shareholder, had shown no willingness to protect the public from the harm his company is causing.
“Right now, Mark [Zuckerberg] It’s inexplicable. You have all the control. He has no supervision and has not shown that he is willing to govern the company to the level necessary for public safety. “
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Documents and recordings obtained by The Guardian shed new light on a powerful and secret right-wing network and the influence it was able to exert over Trump administration policies that favor the super-rich.
The recordings include speeches delivered before the National Policy Council (CNP) by conservative media stars, such as Dennis Prager, emerging actors of republican power such as Charlie kirkand economic advisers close to Donald trump.
It appears that some of the previously released recordings are no longer publicly available.
The Guardian recordings from independent sources offer an idea of how much influence conservative economic thinkers, from bodies representing the interests of some of the richest people in the country, were able to exert over the supposed populist Trump.
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