Facebook, Zuckerberg to former employee: “Illogical accusations, false image of us painted”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg responded to former manager Frances Haugen’s accusations against his social media, calling them “illogical.” In an open letter to employees, shared on the same social network, Zuckerberg assured that the group is concerned ” deeply about issues such as safety, well-being and mental health “.

“Misrepresentation of our work”

“It is difficult for us to see a misrepresentation of our work and our motives. I think many of you do not recognize the false image of society that has been painted,” Zuckerberg wrote. “The argument that we deliberately push content that angers people for profit is profoundly illogical,” continued the CEO of Facebook. “We make money on ads and advertisers are continually telling us that they don’t want their ads to be near malicious or furious content. I don’t know of any tech company that wants to make products that make people angry or depressed. Moral, business and incentives. products all point in the opposite direction ”.

The allegations of former employee Frances Haugen

After the accusations in the American media, the so-called mole, Frances Haugen, testified in the Senate, arguing that “the leadership of the company knows how to make Facebook and Instagram safer, but that it does not want to make the necessary changes because it has put its astronomical profits. in front of the people and has chosen to grow at any cost, “he said, underlining the continuing conflicts between security and profit.