Monday, September 3, 2018

Facebook whistleblower: Social media giant should face new laws for 'failing to safeguard children'

There's a whole lot Facebook needs to answer for including the shadow banning of conservative voices that still goes on.
UK Telegraph reports Facebook needs to be reined in with new laws because of its deliberate failure to protect children’s personal data, safety and mental health, a whistleblower has told The Telegraph.

Sandy Parakilas, who was responsible for privacy and compliance at Facebook for two years, said the company flagrantly disregarded his warnings over other companies’ misuse of children’s data.

He said content and product design was driven by algorithms that maximised the number of users, irrespective of the harm to people’s well-being through addiction or the promotion of inflammatory disturbing or threatening material.

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