The former product manager made reference to a series of links between activity on Facebook and deadly violence in Myanmar and Ethiopia, and spying by China and Iran.
“My fear is that without action, the divisive and extremist behavior we see today is only the beginning. What we saw in Myanmar and now Ethiopia are the opening chapters of a story so terrifying that no one can see the end of it. I don’t want to read.” Referring to the recent bloodshed in both the countries, he said.
“You can actually find sugar by virtue of doing things like this,” she said.
Haugen’s team also observed that “the active involvement of the Iranian government is spying on other state actors. This is certainly something that is happening,” she said.
This summer, Facebook’s head of cyber espionage investigation Mike DiVlyansky told Granthshala that the company had disabled “fewer than 200 operational accounts” on its platform linked to an Iranian spying operation, and a similar number of Facebook users. who may have been targeted by them. Group.
Haugen, however, blamed “(Facebook’s) counter-espionage information operation and a persistent lack of terrorism team” for the ongoing spread of such threats, and said he was talking about them with other parts of Congress as well. was being
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“I encourage the improvement of these platforms, rather than pick and choose individual ideas, but to make ideas safer, less twitchy, less viral, because that is how we solve these problems,” she said.
While Facebook has developed measures to mitigate the threat, they apply disproportionately across the world’s languages, Haugen said.
“Facebook also knows, they have publicly acknowledged that engagement-based ranking is dangerous without integrity and security systems, but then did not bring those integrity and security systems to most of the world’s languages. And that is why things Ethiopia in ethnic violence.”
Following the hearing, Facebook issued a statement that attempted to denigrate Hogen and dispute “his characterization” of a number of issues.
“We don’t agree with his characterization on many of the issues he testified about. Despite all this, we do agree on one thing; it’s time for the Internet to make standard rules.”
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