"I'm sure by now most of you have either seen or read about Facebook
whistleblower Frances Haugen's appearance on 60 Minutes
discussing in detail
the many problems she saw within Facebook. I'm always a little skeptical about
these days, as the show has an unfortunately long history of
misrepresenting things about the internet, and similarly a single person's
claims about what's happening within a company are not always the most
accurate. That said, what Haugen does have to say is still kind of eye opening,
and certainly concerning.
The key takeaway that many seem to be highlighting from the interview is Haugen
noting that Facebook knows damn well that making the site better for users will
make Facebook less money."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics