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Facebook Whistleblower to U.K. Parliament: “Zuckerberg Has Unilateral Control Over 3 Billion People”

HeadlineOct 26, 2021

In Britain, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the British Parliament for more than two hours Monday, providing more damning evidence on how the social media giant prioritized profitability while allowing misinformation and violent and hateful content to spread on its platform. Haugen’s testimony came as the United Kingdom and the European Union are both expected to introduce new digital and consumer protection measures.

Frances Haugen: “You know, Mark Zuckerberg has unilateral control over 3 billion people, right? There is no will at the top to make sure these systems are run in an adequately safe way. And I think until we bring in a counterweight, things will be operated for the shareholders’ interest and not for the public interest.”

Haugen turned over thousands of pages of internal Facebook documents to U.S. regulators, which are now the basis of a damning series of reports called the Facebook Papers that are being published this week. 

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