Monday, May 27, 2024

Facebook Makes Changes to Address Children’s Safety and Health

In the wake of a reports about how much Facebook’s platforms harm children, the company is making changes in an effort to address concerns.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen came forward to accuse the company of ignoring its own research that demonstrated just how harmful its platforms are to teens. Haugen even managed to copy tens of thousands of pages of Facebook’s research, adding support to her claims.

In an interview with Dana Bash, Nick Clegg, VP for Global Affairs, said the company is making changes.

“We are constantly iterating in order to improve our products,” Clegg told Bash on CNN’s State of the Union. “We cannot, with a wave of the wand, make everyone’s life perfect. What we can do is improve our products, so that our products are as safe and as enjoyable to use.”

It remains to be seen if Facebook’s efforts will be enough to satiate lawmakers…but we wouldn’t be on it.

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