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Facebook ‘prioritises safety above profit’

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Facebook has rejected claims, made by a former worker to US Congress, that its merchandise hurt youngsters.

Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product supervisor turned whistleblower, closely criticised the corporate at a listening to on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

Facebook’s Monika Bickert responded that the corporate was making an attempt to reply questions over the way it protects customers’ psychological well being and blocks the unfold of disinformation.

She informed the BBC’s Christian Fraser that the actual fact that they had commissioned analysis into the problems confirmed that they had been “prioritising safety above revenue”.

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