Marc Zuckerbegr rejects allegations against Facebook as “illogical”.
The computer scientist Frances Haugen had claimed that the world’s largest social network fueled the anger of its users out of profit. Zuckerberg, on the other hand, argues that this does not happen because it is bad for business.
F.acebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has rejected allegations by a former employee that the world’s largest social network is fueling the anger of its users out of profit addiction. “The argument that we are intentionally promoting content to make people angry for money is deeply illogical,” Zuckerberg wrote on Tuesday on his Internet platform.
“We make money with ads and advertisers keep telling us that they don’t want to see their ads next to harmful or angry content.” He doesn’t know of any tech company that makes products that make people angry or depressed.
Previously, the former Facebook manager Frances Haugen had told the Congress that Facebook deliberately polarizes and harms the mental health of children. She described Facebook as “one of the greatest threats to the American people, our children and the well-being of our country, and also to people and nations around the world”. She said Facebook is “not responsible to anyone” today and puts profit over security “every day”. MPs from both parties criticized the US group at the hearing.