Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Promotes Google Search Engine

Keywords: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

Facebook wants to trick you into thinking that privacy protections or changes to Section 230 alone will be sufficient. While important, these will not get to the core of the issue — which is that no one truly understands the destructive choices made by Facebook except Facebook. We can afford nothing less than full transparency. As long as Facebook is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny, it is unaccountable. Until the incentives change, Facebook will not change. Left alone, Facebook will continue to make choices that go against the common good — our common good. […] At other large tech companies like Google, any independent researcher can download from the Internet the company’s search results and write papers about what they find — and they do!

Frances Haugen, Former Facebook Product Manager (via C-SPAN, ca. 10:32 – 10:34 am EST [ https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4980406/whistleblower-frances-haugen-calls-congress-regulate-facebook ] )

For more about recommendation systems, see e.g. Google Campaigns Against Donald Trump’s Re-Election in 2020 Campaign as President of USA (vs Joe Biden) & YouTube Recommendations: Platform for Influencers without Responsibility.

When it comes to social media, the feedback loop is broken because users are not customers

Keywords: Yahoo News , MSN , Default Partners

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap‘s Snapchat, Google — at the end of the day, they are not here to serve you and me. They can only survive if they serve their customers (the advertisers) first. The best way to serve those customers is clear: Get users addicted to the screen. Remember: If something is free, you are the product. 

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/12/10/social-dilemma-why-im-selling-alphabet-facebook

The film’s creators do not include insights from those currently working at the companies or any experts that take a different view to the narrative put forward by the film

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They also don’t acknowledge—critically or otherwise—the efforts already taken by companies to address many of the issues they raise. Instead, they rely on commentary from those who haven’t been on the inside for many years.

https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/What-The-Social-Dilemma-Gets-Wrong.pdf