The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse (Associated Press)

Associated Press: The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse. ” Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned Tuesday that the ‘metaverse,’ the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more personal information while giving the embattled company another monopoly online. In an interview with The Associated Press, Haugen said her former employer rushed to trumpet the metaverse recently because of the intense pressure it is facing after she revealed deep-seated problems at the company, in disclosures that have energized legislative and regulatory efforts around the world to crack down on Big Tech.”

BBC: Frances Haugen says Facebook is ‘making hate worse’

BBC: Frances Haugen says Facebook is ‘making hate worse’. “Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks. Ms Haugen was talking to the Online Safety Bill committee in London. She said Facebook safety teams were under-resourced, and ‘Facebook has been unwilling to accept even little slivers of profit being sacrificed for safety’.”

Associated Press: The Facebook Papers

Associated Press: The Facebook Papers. “COMING MONDAY: The Facebook Papers represents a unique collaboration between 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press. Journalists from a variety of newsrooms, large and small, worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower.”

New York Times: Facebook clamps down on its internal message boards.

New York Times: Facebook clamps down on its internal message boards.. “Many Facebook employees join online discussion groups on Workplace, an internal message board that workers use to communicate and collaborate with one another. In the announcement on Tuesday, the company said it was making some groups focused on platform safety and protecting elections, an area known broadly as ‘integrity,’ private instead of public within the company, limiting who can view and participate in the discussion threads.”

Washington Post: Facebook whistleblower eyes state AGs, expanding regulatory threat beyond Washington

Washington Post: Facebook whistleblower eyes state AGs, expanding regulatory threat beyond Washington . “State attorneys general played a critical role in curtailing the power of the tobacco industry. Now lawyers representing Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen are targeting attorneys general in states like California and Massachusetts in the hopes they could play a similar role in imposing limits on the social network.”

New York Times: After Whistle-Blower Goes Public, Facebook Tries Calming Employees

New York Times: After Whistle-Blower Goes Public, Facebook Tries Calming Employees. “Even as Facebook executives have publicly questioned Ms. Haugen’s credibility and called her accusations untrue, they have been equally active with their internal positioning as they try to hang on to the good will of more than 63,000 workers and assuage their concerns about the whistle-blower.”

CNN: Facebook whistleblower to talk to January 6 committee

CNN: Facebook whistleblower to talk to January 6 committee. “The Facebook whistleblower who released thousands of documents that she says shows the company knows its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation is expected to meet with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol as soon as Thursday, three sources with knowledge tell CNN.” That’s this past Thursday; this article is from Wednesday.

New York Times: Facebook Whistle-Blower Urges Lawmakers to Regulate the Company

New York Times: Facebook Whistle-Blower Urges Lawmakers to Regulate the Company. “A former Facebook product manager who turned into a whistle-blower gave lawmakers an unvarnished look into the inner workings of the world’s largest social network on Tuesday and detailed how the company was deliberate in its efforts to keep people — including children — hooked to its service.”

Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude” (CBS News)

CBS News: Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude”. “For the first time, 60 Minutes is publishing whistleblower complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Facebook by former employee Frances Haugen. The filings, submitted by Haugen’s lawyers, state, ‘Our anonymous client is disclosing original evidence showing that Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has, for years past and ongoing, violated U.S. securities laws by making material misrepresentations and omissions in statements to investors and prospective investors, including, inter alia, through filings with the SEC, testimony to Congress, online statements and media stories.’”