January 17, 2018
A former Facebook executive called the company a ‘living, breathing crime scene,’ for the role it played in the 2016 election.
In an interview with NBC, ex-manager Sandy Parakilas, early Facebook investor and Zuckerberg adviser Roger McNamee, and former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris, said that the company cares more about making money than about user safety.
‘Facebook is a living, breathing crime scene for what happened in the 2016 election – and only they have full access to what happened,’ Harris explained. Harris works on how technology can ethically steer the masses on social media, and has been described as ‘the closest thing Silicone Valley has to a conscience’.
In the months following the election CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially claimed it was ‘crazy’ to think that the social media site could’ve influenced the election.
However as it became increasingly clear that was the case, he changed his tune and has now vowed that 2018 will be the year he finally ‘fixes’ Facebook.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:33 am