Facebook was the subject of several reports on Friday concerning documents supplied to news organizations by Frances Haugen, a former employee exposed as a whistleblower.
According to the reports, the company’s internal research and documents indicate it is aware of many of the adverse effects its apps and services cause. Still, it either fails to rectify these problems or fails to address them.
According to Bloomberg, employees at Facebook expressed shock and outrage following the Jan. 6 protests at the Capitol.
Several of the allegations made by the whistleblower, who informed The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity, echo some of those made by Frances Haugen, another former Facebook employee whose testimony before Congress pushed for federal action this month. Likewise, Haugen reported allegations to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which oversees publicly traded companies.
Based on New York Times documents, a Facebook data scientist claimed that 10% of U.S. views of political content on Facebook posts alleging that the 2020 U.S. presidential election is fraudulent.