Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

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In this Oct. 5, 2021, file photo, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
Kelvin Chan The Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen Monday, Oct. 25, told lawmakers in the United Kingdom working on legislation to rein in social media companies that the company is making online hate and extremism worse and outlined how it could improve online safety. Haugen appeared before a parliamentary committee scrutinizing the British government’s draft legislation to crack down on harmful online content, and her comments could help lawmakers beef up the rules. She’s testifying the same day that Facebook is set to release its latest earnings and that The Associated Press and other news organizations started publishing stories based on thousands of pages of internal company documents she obtained.
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