Francis Hogan, business information engineer at Facebook social networking site, appeared this Tuesday in the United States Senate, and listed the damage, particularly psychological, that use long time From the social network is born in children and YoungAnd also in the community:
- split feed
- weakening democracy
- Increases eating disorders
- Body shame and personal dissatisfaction are born
After it was revealed that she provided information to the US media and the Senate to investigate security practices Facebook social networking siteFrances Hogan 37 years old and originally from Iowa, advocated the regulation of the social network, to avoid further harm Young.
“I think that use prolonged) and products Facebook social networking site they hurt YoungIt feeds division and weakens democracy. Congress needs to act […] hidden Deliberately vital information to users, to the US government, and to all parts of the world”.
Uses for long periods Facebook social networking site
For their part, the Senators who were threatening to organize Facebook social networking site And Other platforms added Which company also violates the privacy Young As adults, it spreads dangerous misinformation, and harms people’s emotional health.
Senator Ed Markey commented:
“This is my message to (CEO of Facebook social networking siteMark Zuckerberg: It’s time to break into privacy and promote toxic content and benefit from it Young Been completed. We will take action: We will not allow your company It continues to harm children, families and democracy.”.
Facebook social networking site Defending himself
Andy Stone, a spokesperson for the social network, commented on Twitter:
“(Francis Hogan) did not work on security Young Nor on Instagram, he did not research these issues and does not have direct knowledge of the issue through his work Facebook social networking site“.
Meanwhile, Lina Beach, Director of Communications at Facebook social networking site, confirming that the damage use long time From the social network, because Francis Hogan “He worked for the company for less than two years, had no direct reports, and never attended a decision-making meeting with executives.”
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