New Facebook whistleblower accuses social media giant of ignoring hate speech

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A caller Facebook whistleblower has told the Securities and Exchange Commission nether punishment of perjury that the institution has perpetually shrugged disconnected concerns astir hatred code and misinformation successful pursuit of growth, the Washington Post reported connected Friday.

Like Frances Haugen, different erstwhile Facebook employee-turned-whisteblower who testified successful Congress earlier this month, the caller whistleblower is reportedly a ex-member of the company’s “integrity team.”

The caller whistleblower, whose sanction has not been disclosed, reportedly told the SEC that Facebook executives undermined attempts to combat misinformation and hatred code during the Trump medication due to the fact that they thought specified efforts would dilatory the company’s maturation — and due to the fact that they were acrophobic of the president and his governmental allies. 

Facebook enactment besides had a blasé cognition astir legislators’ efforts to analyse the company, according to the report.

“It volition beryllium a flash successful the pan. Some legislators volition get pissy,” Facebook communications authoritative Tucker Bounds said successful 2017, according to the reported whistleblower. “And past successful a fewer weeks they volition determination onto thing else. Meanwhile we are printing wealth successful the basement, and we are fine.” 

Bounds, Facebook and the SEC did not instantly reply to requests for comment. Facebook spokeswoman Erin McPike told the Washington Post that “it sets a unsafe precedent to bent an full communicative connected a azygous root making a wide scope of claims without immoderate evident corroboration.”

Frances HaugenLike Frances Haugen, different erstwhile Facebook employee-turned-whisteblower who testified successful Congress earlier this month, the caller whistleblower is reportedly a ex-member of the company’s integrity team. AP