Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Frances Haugen


Molly Russell’s case confirms the adverse effects of social media on the young

October 14, 2022 6:02 am

Russell has become a symbol, and the face of so many young people who have suffered as a result of algorithms that claim to “build communities” but so often isolate them and exacerbate mental health issues.

Facebook whistleblower says transparency needed to fix social media ills

December 04, 2021 11:33 am

🔴 Facebook has consistently said it disagrees with Frances Haugen's characterisation of the internal research and that it is proud of the work it has done to stop abuse on the platform.

How Facebook can be more responsible when it goes local

November 14, 2021 8:11 am

Taberez Ahmed Neyazi writes: With 'internet vernacularisation', the platform must invest in understanding local languages, culture, context in India.

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

October 26, 2021 9:37 pm

Last spring, researchers at Facebook wrote that they could reduce vaccine misinformation by tweaking how vaccine posts show up on users' newsfeeds. Yet despite internal documents showing these changes worked, the company was slow to take action.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

October 26, 2021 12:43 am

Frances Haugen told the committee of United Kingdom lawmakers that Facebook Groups amplifies online hate, saying algorithms that prioritize engagement take people with mainstream interests and push them to the extremes

Inside the big Facebook leak

October 25, 2021 11:33 am

“I auditioned Jeff for a while,” Haugen told me in a phone interview from her home in Puerto Rico, “and one of the reasons I went with him is that he was less sensationalistic than other choices I could have made.”

Facebook didn’t flag India hate content because it lacked tools: Whistleblower

October 07, 2021 7:58 am

Classifiers refer to Facebook’s hate-speech detection algorithms. According to Facebook, it added hate speech classifiers in Hindi starting early 2020 and introduced Bengali later that year. Classifiers for violence and incitement in Hindi and Bengali first came online in early 2021.