Mark Zuckerberg took the platform he built and wrote a 1300 word screen on a post, to undermine Facebook whistleblower Frances Hougen, hours after she testified before Congress about how the social media platforms are dangerous for children and democracy.
Marks’s main motto of the argument was that how Haugen took Facebook’s research on its impact on children, among the ten thousands of pages she took from the internal documents and research before she left the company. He argued about how Haugen cannot be trusted with portraying company’s findings properly, and claiming that she painted a “false picture of the company.”
Facebook employs a lot of outstanding and talented researchers, its top executives who cannot be trusted when it comes to sharing their work with the public. A report was released bu Facebook in the month of August, about the most-viewed posts on its platform in the United States. Guy Rosen who is Facebook’s vice president of integrity said at the time the company had become “by far the most transparent platform on the internet.”
Facebook suggested it painted a rather rosy picture as the report covered Facebook data for the second quarter of this year. “Many of the most-viewed pages focused on sharing content about pets, cooking, family,” Facebook said.
The catch was that the research report focused only on the second quarter of 2021, but what about the first quarter? Did Facebook not gather data and didn’t compile a report for the first three months of 2021?
The answer is that they had the data, but instead the Facebook executives chose not to share it with the public “because of concerns that it would look bad for the company,” as reported by The New York Times. According to the Times, the most-viewed link on Facebook in the first quarter of this year was a news story about a doctor who died after receiving the coronavirus vaccine.