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Facebook’s supervisory board is concerned about Hugin’s comments


Frances Hoggin, a whistleblower against Facebook, has said that she will meet in the coming weeks with the Facebook’s independent supervisory board at its invitation to discuss her concerns about the company.

“I accepted the invitation to tell the Facebook Content Oversight Board what I learned while working there,” Huggin said. The company has lied to the board time and time again. I look forward to sharing the truth with them.

Hugin, a former product manager with the company’s civil integrity group, leaked large amounts of internal company documents to the Wall Street Journal showing problems within the organization.

She appeared on 60 Minutes two days before she testified before Congress for the event that the company has repeatedly misled the public about what its own research on child safety reveals.

and in statment Posted on its website, the board said: “In recent weeks, new information has emerged about the company’s approach to content modification as a result of Hugin’s actions.” The choices that companies like Facebook make have real-world consequences for freedom of expression and human rights. And that’s for billions of people around the world. Transparency about the rules is essential in this context.

He added: “In light of the serious allegations about the company by Hugin. We have extended an invitation for her to speak to the Council in the coming weeks. I have accepted it. Board members appreciate the opportunity to discuss Hogan’s experiences and gather information that can help push for greater transparency and accountability through our decisions and recommendations on issues.

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Facebook constantly lied to the board

The board said it is looking into whether the company has given its all in its responses to the cross-validation system. Which can create exceptions to the policies of moderating company content for strong or prominent personalities. We will share our analysis in our first edition of our Quarterly Transparency Reports later this month.

The Board began hearing appeals about content moderation decisions in December 2020. The Board is made up of independent members from around the world who make what is intended to be final and binding decisions about content. Which social media platforms must allow or remove.

The board decided in May, for example, that a ban on the company by former US President Donald Trump might remain in effect.

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