Facebook will fuel more unrest, whistle-blower tells UK lawmakers

by News Update

Facebook Inc. will fuel more violent unrest around the world unless it stops its algorithms from pushing extreme and divisive content, whistle-blower Frances Haugen has told a British parliamentary committee.
With a focus on the US, the company was willfully blind to its impact on many markets where a lack of local-language staff meant it often failed to understand the toxic or dangerous nature of messages on its platform, she said.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.

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36 comments

m l October 26, 2021 - 11:54 AM

Is she on the world tour now ? I’m so tired of this farce !

john paul October 26, 2021 - 11:55 AM

Politiciens are fighting hard to regain control of news propaganda , no others news should be allow but the one from mainstream media

john paul October 26, 2021 - 11:56 AM

Do not hire this woman she will stab you in the back

Open Borders For Israel October 26, 2021 - 12:04 PM

-Discourse is Distraction
-Comment sections are containment boards
-Taking Action is the only effective method of change

Dreje Getahun October 26, 2021 - 12:09 PM

The sad reality is Facebook will probably get away with Myanmar Riots, Ethiopia Unrest, Arab Springs and all the blood shed they caused because we live in time where money talks and values like Truth, Humanity and Peace are all secondary.

Be Good October 26, 2021 - 12:12 PM

Boycott Facebook people it got you by the balls.

Mika Fridmann October 26, 2021 - 12:21 PM

Fake whistleblower

Insomniac Resurrected October 26, 2021 - 12:31 PM

Facebook is evil, shut it down!

Barry Nichols October 26, 2021 - 12:32 PM

Fake. Probably an intelligency agency plant

Insomniac Resurrected October 26, 2021 - 12:33 PM

If people cannot use Facebook, there are other platforms. Much darker platforms.

Richard Smythe October 26, 2021 - 12:34 PM

Yes Facebook,huh 1Thing Can be Said, People Can Communicate, This is a Platform
Where The Right
To ASSEMBLE is STILL POSSIBLE being that WE HAVE NO OTHER WAY, The Last WORDS the Young Lady used were revolution, if I am not Mistaken. There Will Have To BE A PLACE THAT WE CAN COMMUNICATE. THE ENTIRE WORLD HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS ?NO COMMUNICATION,WE ALL LIVE ON THIS ROCK. It will always be that way unless those who wish to cut off a part of our body are allowed to continue?We ARE ONE WORLD*

Mark Malic October 26, 2021 - 12:36 PM

Shut it down now

Shara Basnight October 26, 2021 - 12:36 PM

…How many whistle blowers will have to testify against FB before people really understand how dangerous the effects are from these social media sites.

South Bronx, NY October 26, 2021 - 12:41 PM

FAKE WHISTLE BLOWER!!!!

siren synapse October 26, 2021 - 12:47 PM

Easy solution. Dump facebook and get a life.

Al Kareem October 26, 2021 - 12:47 PM

Fb isn't a social media app, it's a news reporting app anyone can become a journalist without any graduation 😂😂

Sage Dragon 528Hz October 26, 2021 - 12:48 PM

Fake whistleblower that advocates for more censorship

Hector Orellana October 26, 2021 - 12:49 PM

That Suckerbird better remember that he cost the democrats the 2016 elections, he’s already in hot waters with the majority of the country, and is very posible that he’s helping Russians demolish democracy in England , I’m also suspect that those COVID variants are been spread by the Russians with the help of the Chinese, coincidence, I think not, Putin didn’t like the fact that England spy on them, I also think that someone with ties to DJT put real bullets on Alec Baldwin stage cold gun, payed someone to do it, I maybe crazy but in this world we’re living everything is surely possible.

Traveling man October 26, 2021 - 1:05 PM

She might be a CIA planted to thwart challenges to lying politicians who serve Oligarches.

JasonJason210 October 26, 2021 - 1:05 PM

Something doesn't quite add-up with her.

tileformiles October 26, 2021 - 1:06 PM

A whistleblower who wants more censorship.
Now I've seen everything!

Abdullah Jamal October 26, 2021 - 1:07 PM

✌😇🧘‍♂️

Asim Malik October 26, 2021 - 1:15 PM

I agree with her, fb algo creates bubble, if you view a particular lie fb will start popping more of similar lies on your feed based on your interest which makes people engage more with lies and people do not research if its true..

Alex Shuysky October 26, 2021 - 1:28 PM

Just because I like Puppies doesn't means I hate Kittens. That's what Algorithm should realize. Something too much is just uninteresting.

Waqas Jutt October 26, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Yes she is telling truth. Face book is a terrorist organization.

Live as if this is your last day October 26, 2021 - 1:35 PM

Shocking

JGalt1776 - Ashli Babbit October 26, 2021 - 1:38 PM

Assange is being tortured in a UK prison. That's what happens to real "whistleblowers." They don't have billion dollar PR teams.

thedavid00100 October 26, 2021 - 1:40 PM

No man should have unilateral control over 3 billion people. Breakup that monster.

Tohurangi October 26, 2021 - 1:47 PM

One person who's platforms algorithms intentionally manipulate people for profit above alll over 3 billion people is dangerous; with the very noticeable normal of the modern world where the corrupt money & political elite forcibly dictate to other people. And the the algorithms are being used as another form of violence & abuse eg. racial profiling taking on the biases of the programmer to directing hate as a more profitable as sensationalism brings in the views / fake news.

MaNdaba wakwaNdaba October 26, 2021 - 2:00 PM

So in simple terms she wants to control people.

Mugetsu October 26, 2021 - 2:05 PM

"WhIsTlE bLoWeR"

Mohamed Karama October 26, 2021 - 2:25 PM

I quited fb 2016 everybody can do it let's boycott this system ,I support this lady but we listen and see her but we just sit behind

Mohamed Karama October 26, 2021 - 2:26 PM

This lady deserves Nobel price

Cak Nas October 26, 2021 - 2:28 PM

The most considerable motive I quit Facebook is they easily often suspend conservative netizens' accounts.

Jason Melbaus October 26, 2021 - 2:30 PM

More than Fox/Sky News?

kpk.k2. October 26, 2021 - 2:32 PM

DISGRACE BOOK