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موظفة سابقة مسرِّبة في فيسبوك تكشف عن هويتها

By Ninian Carter

October 4, 2021 - موظفة سابقة في موفع التواصل الاجتماعي فيسبوك، هي وراء سلسلة من الاتهامات والادعاءات المثيرة، كشفت عن هويتها في مقابلة ضمن برنامج إخباري في وقت الذروة على التلفزيون الأميركي.

Frances Haugen, a data scientist from Iowa and a former former product manager on the Civic Integrity unit at Facebook, has filed complaints with U.S. federal law enforcement alleging Facebook’s own research shows that it amplifies hate, misinformation and political unrest, but hides what it knows.

The bombshell accusations come after Haugen leaked thousands of pages of private Facebook research to The Wall Street Journal, which has been running a series of exposés over the past three weeks. She finally revealed her identity in a televised interview on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday evening.

Haugen says Facebook turned on safety systems to reduce misinformation during the U.S. election campaign, but only temporarily – turning them off again as soon as the election was over in November 2020. Two months later the Capitol riots occurred.

Appearing on a CNN television interview, Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said it was ludicrous to suggest Facebook was responsible for the riots.

One of the alleged internal Facebook documents aired on 60 Minutes says, “We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech, divisive political speech, and misinformation on Facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world”.

On October 5, Ms. Haugen is set to testify before Congress about Facebook’s impact on young users.

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PUBLISHED: 04/10/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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