Facebook is provoking divisions, harming children, and undermining democracy. A former Facebook employee made the allegations.
He went on to play the role of a “whistleblower” and criticized Facebook at a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday, urging US lawmakers to take control.
Frances Haugen, 36, was once Facebook’s product manager. In recent times, he has published many internal documents of Facebook to the media.
In an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Haugen said he had given the Wall Street Journal some internal Facebook documents.
In his testimony at Tuesday’s hearing, Haugen also highlighted various negative aspects of social media.
Facebook is the most popular social media in the world. 260 crore monthly active users of the medium.
In recent years, the company has been accused of failing to protect user privacy and taking the necessary steps to prevent rumors.
In this context, he said, ‘The company’s leadership knows how to keep Facebook and Instagram safe, But they will not make the necessary changes because they have placed the skyrocketing profit on the people.
He also criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s monopoly power on Facebook.
“We must act now,” Haugen told Republicans and Democrats at the hearing.
Meanwhile, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has denied all allegations.
He said most of the allegations against Facebook were “baseless”.
He added that Facebook continues to fight against harmful content and maintains transparency.