Suspicious: “Whistleblower” on 60 Minutes, Facebook goes down, “whistleblower” testifies,” and Facebook agrees we need “standard rules” for the internet.
Is anyone taking Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen seriously? This former Facebook product manager with deep ties to the left did nothing but spew leftist talking points to build a case for a government takeover of social media.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen: "A company with such frightening influence over so many people—over their deepest thoughts, feelings and behavior—needs real oversight." https://t.co/uZpiLqlSR5 pic.twitter.com/HL1Kyxajyc
— ABC News (@ABC) October 5, 2021
“For more than 5 hours, Facebook wasn’t used to deepen divides, destabilize democracies, and make young girls and women feel bad about their bodies.”
— Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on Facebook outage. pic.twitter.com/xQ5NRhqyWK
— The Recount (@therecount) October 5, 2021
"I joined Facebook because I think Facebook has the potential to bring out the best in us – but, I am here today because I believe Facebook's products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy." – Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen pic.twitter.com/lp1wmwSI6Z
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 5, 2021
Some Background on the “Whistleblower”
Well, first off, it’s a good thing America is a republic. If Facebook destabilizes democracies then we are safe!
Secondly, Haugen donated to far-left Democrats, including AOC.
Whistleblower Aid lawyers represent Haugen pro-bono:
Those lawyers are Whistleblower Aid, a group founded by Mark Zaid, who previously represented the national security official who alleged that Donald Trump inappropriately pressed the Ukraine president on a phone call to, in turn, investigate whether Joe Biden inappropriately pressed the country to drop an investigation into his son’s firm, Burisma.
The identity of that “whistleblower” — who did not have first-hand knowledge of the call — was fiercely shrouded. But some outlets reported that it was Eric Ciaramelli, Joe Biden’s top advisor on Ukraine. That position meant he could have been personally implicated by any misconduct Joe Biden may have undertaken around Ukraine during the Obama administration. It could have also been motivated by personal loyalty: Ciaramelli was close enough to Biden that Biden invited him as a guest to a State Department dinner.
Haugen’s Testimony Filled With Leftist Talking Points
The talking points are insane. The left is not hiding. They are getting bolder, putting their agenda in the spotlight:
Haugen spoke at length about how “Facebook can change, but is clearly not going to do so on its own,” imploring the legislators to act.
She went on to urge senators to overhaul Section 230, which shields digital platforms from lawsuits over content posted by their users, specifically suggesting that Facebook and other tech giants be made legally liable for decisions about how to rank content in users’ feeds.
“They have a hundred percent control over their algorithms, and Facebook should not get a free pass on choices it makes to prioritize growth and virality and reactiveness over public safety,” she said.
Let’s pull at the heartstrings because if you dare to argue with her statement you must hate children, right? The best way to shut up the opposition you must use children.
“Kids who are bullied on Instagram, the bullying follows them home…The last thing they see before they go to bed at night is someone being cruel to them.”
– Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen#BigTech poses a big threat to children & teenagers, and we need transparency. pic.twitter.com/xDrV8hVKgj
— Senator Jerry Moran (@JerryMoran) October 5, 2021
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told U.S. lawmakers that in order for the company to continue to grow, it needs to hook kids early by having them use apps like Instagram Kids pic.twitter.com/bGWlpRX68C
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 5, 2021
FOR THE CHILDREN. You must fight climate change for the children! Children are the hallmark of that stupid “human” infrastructure bill.
Offending content? Who decides what is offensive content? Considering Haugen is a leftist activist I do not trust her deciding what is offensive.
Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in a congressional hearing that 'Facebook's AI systems only catch a very tiny minority of offending content' pic.twitter.com/X7htwovv4D
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 5, 2021
“The buck stops with Mark.” No one holds Mark Zuckerberg accountable so we must have the government step in, right?
‘The buck stops with Mark’ — Whistleblower Frances Haugen says there is no one currently holding Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg accountable pic.twitter.com/3yUy84LFku
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 5, 2021
Also, how does a whistleblower manage to gain such fast publicity on other social media outlets?
Haugen hates Facebook and yet she joined Twitter.
Fascinating that the "Facebook Whistleblower" automatically receives verification for her just-created Twitter account, as well a nice algorithmic promotion boost, to go along with the PR tour her handlers are orchestrating. Beware of officially-sanctioned "whistleblowers" pic.twitter.com/xrbVojH0j0
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 5, 2021
NEW – Facebook calls for new "standard rules" for the Internet after the "whistleblower" hearing. pic.twitter.com/YKdo9s9UQQ
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 5, 2021
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