In stunning testimony before a bipartisan Senate committee today, former executive Frances Haugen — Facebook’s worst nightmare — charged the unregulated monopoly with sowing violence and hate speech, deepening societal divides and destabilizing democracies. She said : “Trust is earned and Facebook has not earned our trust; it is not accountable to anyone…every human being deserves the dignity of the truth…Facebook should declare moral bankruptcy…”
Our own champion, Senator Ed Markey indicted the company for putting profits before people : ” We will not allow your (Zuckerberg) company to harm our children, our families and our democracy anymore.”
I believe Congress should amend Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act (1996) to hold social media companies liable — just like publishers — for slanderous content posted by third parties.
Bravo Frances Haugen and Ed Markey for speaking truth to power !