Thune Questions Big Tech Whistleblower on Transparency and Accountability at Facebook

Thune Questions Big Tech Whistleblower on Transparency and Accountability at Facebook

“We should encourage employees in the tech sector to speak up about questionable practices of Big Tech companies so we can, among other things, ensure Americans are fully aware of how social media platforms are using artificial intelligence and opaque algorithms to keep them hooked on the platform.”


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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, today questioned Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen during a subcommittee hearing on protecting children online. Earlier this year, Thune reintroduced two bipartisan bills, the Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency (PACT) Act and the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, that would help increase online transparency and accountability.

5 thoughts on “Thune Questions Big Tech Whistleblower on Transparency and Accountability at Facebook”

  1. My sources are reporting this whistleblower’s objective is to create congressional legislation favorable to FaceBook, not the users of FaceBook.

    Why didn’t she go to Project Veritas?

    The emperor wears no clothes.

  2. I didn’t hear her complain anout facebook’s censorship and fact checkers. Did I miss it? This is more dangerous in my opinion.

  3. The more I hear about what this “whistle-blower” is concerned about the less I like her. Apparently she is concerned that FB isn’t cracking down on opinions that she deems harmful? Am I hearing that right?

    1. That’s a completely disingenuous manner of restating what she said. She literally shared troves of facebook’s own research that showed they had knowledge of the damage their platform was doing and Zuckerberg lied about it to Congress.

  4. I may be a bit cynical, but nothing is going to happen to change big tech operation. This is all nothing but the continuation of the dog and pony show we have seen in the past.

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