Oct 14, 2021

Facebook whistleblower claims checked for breach of UK law

Image source, Matt McClain / POOL. The data-privacy watchdog has written to a Facebook whistleblower, requesting her full evidence to see whether the technology company has broken UK law. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen claimed the social-media company hid "Behind walls" about how it used data. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg rejected her allegations. The whistleblower claimed Facebook's products could pose a risk to children's mental health and stoke divisions in society. "Facebook's closed design means it has no real oversight," Ms Haugen, who used to work on the company's algorithmic products, told a US Senate committee.

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