Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen made revelations against the tech giant on CBS 60 Minutes, claiming the social media outlet failed to censor “hate” and “misinformation” while creating a culture of emotional chaos, some of which is dangerous for Americans.
“It’s been known that since at least 2015, social media has been linked to teens having suicidal thoughts and a correlating rise in teen suicide. This is a national tragedy. Although Instagram and Facebook aren’t the only factor involved in this spike, they must take real action to remove the damaging content that spurs this growing epidemic. We must hold Facebook accountable but also realize that parents are setting up their kids for potential self-harm and even the risk of suicide through allowing unrestricted access to social media apps like Facebook & Instagram where profit, even at the expense of teen safety, is job #1.”
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