>> It’s Awful. chad, Natasha, Thank You.>>> Also Now The Scathing Accusations From A Former Facebook Executive About How The Company Handles Hate Content And Misinformation.
Frances Haugen Is A Former Product Manager At Facebook And Set To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow How She Says The Company Put Profits Over Public Safety.
Haugen Telling Cbs’ “60 Minutes” Facebook Knows Its Platform Is Being Used To Spread Hate And Encourage Violence But When Given The Choice Between The Public Good And The Company’s Bottom Line, Facebook Looked After Its Own Interests.
>> One Of The Consequences Of How Facebook Is Picking Out That Content Today, Is Optimizing For Content That Gets Engagement, A Reaction. but Its Own Research Is Showing That Content That Is Hateful, Divisive,
That Is Polarizing It’s Easier To Inspire People To Anger Than It Is To Other Emotions. Facebook Realized That If They Change The Algorithm To Be Safer, People Will Spend Less Time On The Site And Click On Fewer Ads, Make Less Money.>>
It’s The Bottom Line. Haugen Also Accused Facebook Of Contributing To The Climate That Led To The January 6th Attack On the Capitol. she Says After The 2020 Election The Company Reversed Some Of Its Own Safeguards Against Election Disinformation.>>
They Told Us We’re Dissolving Civil Integrity. they Said Oh Good, We Made It Through The Election. there Weren’t Riots. we Can Get Rid Of Civic Integrity. A Couple Of Months We Got The Insurrection And When They Got Rid Of Civic Integrity,
It Was The Moment Where I Was Like I Don’t Trust That They’re Willing To Actually Invest What Needs Tobe Invested To Keep Facebook From Being Dangerous.as Soon As The Election Was Over They Turned Them Back Over Or Turned
The Science Back To Before To Prioritize Growth Over Safety And That Feels Like A Betrayal Of Democracy To Me.>> Growth Over Safety.CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter Has Been Following The Story.
this Is The Latest In The Facebook Series, They Know About The Damage, The Disinformation Shared Online And Don’t Do Anything About It, Or In This Case, It Seems Hid That Information.>>
There Are So Many Comparisons To Big Tobacco, To Decades Okay When Big Tobacco Companies Were Revealed To Have Known Their Products Were Addictive And Deadly. Facebook Rejects Those Comparisons But Keeps Coming Up.
The Whistle-blower Is Testifying Before A Senate Subcommittee Tomorrow. she Will Be Speaking Out On Capitol Hill And Already Lined Up A Chance To Testify In The United Kingdom As Well.
What We Have In This Situation Is An Insider Saying What So Many Of Facebook’s Outside Critics Have Been Saying For Years. Now You Have Someone On The Inside Who Is Working As A Product Manager Working On Misinformation Trying To Combat Facebook’s Problems.
She Came To Conclude Facebook Was Not Going To Do So, That The Situation Was Getting Worse, And As You See On Screen There, Her Lawyers Have Filed Eight Complaints, At Least Eight Complaints With The Sec. of Course,
The Government Agency That Regulates The Financial Markets So What She Is Charging Is That What Facebook Says In Public Is A Lie Compared To What She Knows In Private. she’s Also The Person Who Leaked The Documents To The “wall Street Journal”
And Provided All This Evidence Facebook Knows About The Flaws Of Its Platforms. I Interviewed Nick Clegg One Of The Top Spokespeople For Facebook And He Advances The Argument No Social Media Platform Is Perfect But We Are Trying Our Best. here Is A Part Of What Clegg Told Me.>>
This Is A Good Example Of The Company Doing What I Hope People Would Expect We Should Do, Not Pretending That Everything Is Perfect On Social Media.it Isn’t. researching Where Minority Of Instances, Where It’s Not Working Out Right For People And Trying To Fix It As Much As We Can On Our Own Apps.>>
Most People Have A Good Experience On Facebook And Instagram And For The People Who Don’t, We’re Trying To Improve That, Fix That. the Broader Question Though When There’s A Product So Addictive That’s Warping Our Brains And Minds That Is Used By Billions Of People,
Is It Bigger Than Anyone Can Control, Has The Monster Become Too Big For Facebook To Control?>> It’s An Important Question. Brian Stelter, Appreciate It As Always. Lisa Banks Is An Employment Whistle-blower Attorney who Represented Former Capitol Police Chief And Dr. Rick Bright.
It’s Good To Have You With Us This Morning. based On Your Experience, What Happens Next Here?>> Well, I Think The Whistle-blower Will Continue To Expose What She Briefs To Be Wrongdoing And Through Congress And The Sec And All Likelihood of Continue Doing It Through The Media As Well.
>> Did Facebook, Big Picture Here, Which Having This Information Internally And Not Sharing It, Including With Filings With The Sec, Did Facebook Break Any Laws Here?>> It’s Possible. that Would Be The Basis Of Her Sec Filing,
What Facebook Said To Congress, Regulators, And The Public Were False And Misleading To Investors And That Can Be A Violation Of Sec Laws And Regulations So That Is The Basis Of Her Sec Filing.
>> There Were A Number Of Filings Before The Sec, She’s Set To Testify Before Congress Tomorrow.in Terms Of Providing The Documents To The Media, Is That Generally What Would You Also Advise A Client To Do To Make Sure That This Information Gets Out? how Important, And How Wise Is That Part Of What We’re Seeing?
>> Well, It’s Risky To Do It For Sure. when You Reveal Information To Government Agencies, The Sec, Congress, That’s Generally Protected. when You Go To The Press When You Give “the Wall Street Journal” Thousands Of Documents,
That’s A Little Riskier, But Sometimes It’s Necessary. because A Whistle Employer Is Trying To Expose Serious Wrongdoing In The Hopes That Change Can Be Affected. and If You Go To The Sec Or Sometimes Even To Congress, You’re Not Assured That Information Will Get Out.
Sometimes The Media Is The Best Way To Do This And Often Is A Necessary Step For Whistle-blowers.>> We Saw That In The Trump Administration, Concerns That, Following The Internal Process Could Be Quashed By Outside Partisans.
Are Whistle-blower Laws Written To Sufficiently Protect Whistle-blowers Like This From Criminal Prosecution?>> Depending Where They Bring The Information. she’s Protected Going To The Sector Example.
She May Not Be Protected Going To “the Wall Street Journal” And It’s Entirely Conceivable That Facebook Will Bring Some Sort Of Civil Action Against Her, Breach Of Nondisclosure Agreement Or Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets, Or Something Like That. but Just Because They Can Doesn’t Mean They Should.
]>> Right, They May Make Their Own Judgment About Public