Facebook: Former employee accuses company of “prioritizing growth over safety”

The social network is at the heart of several turmoils lately, especially on the well-being of adolescents and a version of Instagram for the under 13 years.

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Frances Haugen, a former employee, notably transmitted documents to American media. While she will soon be auditioned by the US Senate Committee on Commerce, she gave an interview of 60 minutes to CBS.

She points to the cases mentioned above, but also to fake news. She asserts, as reported by Les Echos, that the algorithms would have been reconfigured as before “ as soon as the election has been completed ”in order to“ prioritize growth over security ”.

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