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Algorithms shouldn’t be protected by Section 230, Facebook whistleblower tells Senate

Enlarge / Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on October 5, 2021. Haugen left Facebook in May and provided internal company documents about Facebook to journalists and others, alleging that Facebook consistently chooses profit over safety. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified […]

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Senators slam Facebook, say it’s using Big Tobacco playbook to hook kids

Enlarge / Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) speaks as Facebook head of global safety, Antigone Davis, testifies before a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection focusing on Facebook, Instagram, and mental health harms on September 30, 2021. (credit: Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP) Senators spent three hours yesterday grilling Facebook’s head of global […]