Facebook has come under fire after a whistleblower accused the company of putting “astronomical profits before people”, stoking divisions and endangering children.
Frances Haugen’s testimony to the US Congress is the latest in a series of problems for the social media giant, coming as it suffered it global outage across its platforms, which in turn gave ammunition to calls for it to be broken up. Last month, a plan to build a version of Instagram for kids was halted, after leaked internal research showed the company was aware of the app’s effect on teen girls’ mental health.
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