Facebook’s week is off to a tumultuous start. On Monday, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down for about six hours. On Tuesday, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower, testified before a Senate subcommittee, following the release of thousands of pages of internal research and documents.
1- Facebook’s mechanics further the spread of misinformation
2- Facebook has taken limited action to address existing misinformation
3- Facebook has misled the public about the negative effects of its platforms on children and teens, especially young girls
4- Facebook knows its platforms enable human exploitation