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Facebook Sees Safety As A Cost, Whistleblower Says


“I think regulation could actually be good for Facebook’s long-term success,” Frances Haugen said (File)

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Facebook sees introducing safety to the social network as a “cost centre” and regulation could be good for the company, whistleblower Frances Haugen told the British parliament on Monday.

Haugen, a product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, was appearing before a parliamentary select committee in Britain that is examining plans to regulate social media companies.

“I think there is a view inside the company that safety is a cost centre,” she said. “I think regulation could actually be good for Facebook’s long-term success.”

She added that Facebook was “unquestionably” making hate worse and said the company still lionised a start-up culture where cutting corners was a good thing.

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