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Two Facebook whistleblowers have publicly attacked the company this year. Here's how their claims overlap.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Two Facebook whistleblowers, Sophie Zhang and Frances Haugen, have publicly criticised the company in 2021. Zhang told Insider she sees a common link between their criticisms of the company - profit. Both whistleblowers say Facebook under-resources countries it doesn't consider important. Facebook has been rocked by a public relations nightmare after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents to The Wall Street Journal...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Ethiopia, The Guardian, Capitol Hill, Wall Street Journal, Whistleblower, Zhang


Facebook is fighting to keep records of its own investigation into the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar out of court

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook is appealing a request for internal records linked to a Myanmar genocide case, filings show. It's the latest development in a legal battle regarding Facebook's role in genocidal violence. The company said sharing users' private content would create "grave human rights concerns of its own." Facebook on Wednesday challenged part of a judge's order that would require the tech giant to release internal documents and private user content co...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Southeast Asia, US, International, Trends, Muslim, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, Gambia, Whistleblower, Zhang, SCA, Faruqi


Facebook told staff it would seal off some internal message boards to prevent leaking. The change was immediately leaked.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is restricting access to some staff message boards to prevent leaks. Facebook said some boards that relate to platform safety would be made private, The New York Times reported. Last week, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress. Facebook told employees on Tuesday it would restrict access to some internal message boards to prevent leaks, The New York Times first reported on Wednesda...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elections, News, Congress, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Leak, SEC, Times, Whistleblower, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Congress Read, Congress Facebook, Tech Insider


Former Apple employee alleges a Tim Cook email saying leakers 'do not belong' at the company violates worker-protection laws

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Former Apple employee Ashley Gjovik filed new complaints against the tech giant Tuesday. She alleges that Apple's anti-leak stance and strict employee handbook violates US labor laws. Last month, Tim Cook reportedly wrote "people who leak confidential information do not belong here," in an email to staff. Last month, Ashley Gjovik was fired from her senior program manager position at Apple. Now, she's just completed midterms during ...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, Law, US, Trends, Tim Cook, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Whistleblower, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Hannah Towey, Ashley Gjovik, Gjovik, Apple Now


A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress, and that she's shared documents with a US law agency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Former Facebook employee Sophie Zhang is willing to testify before Congress, she told CNN. Zhang said she'd shared documenation about "potential criminal violations" with a US law enforcement agency. Zhang publicly criticized Facebook in a 7,800-word memo after she was fired in 2020. Sophie Zhang, a former Facebook data scientist who went public with her criticisms of the company in September 2020, has told CNN she is willing to test...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Whistleblower, Zhang, MIT Technology Review, Tech Insider, Haugen, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sophie Zhang


Facebook coached employees on how to talk to their friends and family following the whistleblower hearing, a report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook told staff how they should speak to their families about criticism of the company, The NYT reports. A memo reportedly gave staff talking points, including denying that Facebook puts profit over people. It follows former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifying before Congress last week. Facebook coached employees on how to talk to their loved ones abo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, New York Times, Employees, The Times, Nyt, Times, Whistleblower, Andrew Harnik, AP Facebook, Tech Insider, Haugen, Andy Stone


How Facebook’s quest for profits is paved on hate and lies

New revelations by a whistleblower prove that the social media platform clearly understands its negative impact on society, but that profits are a greater lure than preserving democracy The post How Facebook’s quest for profits is paved on hate and lies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Opinion, Whistleblower, Openaccess, White Supremacy, Frances Haugen


Ad agencies are becoming increasingly emboldened to slam Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Happy Q4 to you and yours. Wishing you good tidings, and may you deplete your annual marketing budget freely and avoid any major platform outages.Before you fire up the DSP, let's get you up to speed with this week's biggest advertising news:T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Senate, Advertising, Disney, US, Trends, Diageo, Fox, New York Times, Piers Morgan, Clint Eastwood, Nbcuniversal


The Facebook whistleblower told Congress it should amend Section 230, the internet law hated by both Biden and Trump. Here's how the law works.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Section 230 is a part of a US law that allows tech companies to moderate content on their services. It also means they are not liable for illegal things that people say on the platforms. The rules came up often at a Congressional Facebook hearing this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Facebook employee turned whistleblower Fran...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Congress, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Whistleblower


Mark Zuckerberg says whistleblower's claims that Facebook places profit over people 'don't make any sense.' Read his full response to the whistleblower's testimony.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress on Tuesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the hearing with a 1,300-word statement. Zuckerberg said multiple claims made during the hearing "don't make any sense." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg has criticized testimony from former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who told a US Senate com...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Whistleblower, Zuckerberg, Mark, Andrew Harnik, Facebook During, AP Facebook


Facebook's week of scandals has made it easier than ever to argue for its downfall - here's why the whistleblower still thinks it shouldn't be broken up

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Facebook's chaotic outage Monday revealed its outsized grip on users around the world. The next day, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to US lawmakers after leaking internal documents. Here's why the whistleblower doesn't Facebook should be broken up. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two days have provided nothing but ammo for Facebook critics. On M...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Antitrust, Whistleblower, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Instagram Facebook, Facebook WhatsApp, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Facebook whistleblower lists 4 actions she would take if she was in Mark Zuckerberg's place

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Congress. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday. Sen. Brian Schatz asked Haugen what actions she would take if she was CEO of Facebook. Haugen responded with 4 directives, including the creation of a federal oversight board to hold Facebook accountable. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to Cong...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Hawaii, Testimony, Whistleblower, Zuckerberg, Mark, Schatz, Sen Brian Schatz, Brian Schatz, Congress Read


Blue Origin whistleblower says she lost faith in Jeff Bezos fixing the company's toxic culture

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with Blue Origin's "Blue Moon" lunar lander in 2019. Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images A former Blue Origin employee told Quartz the company wanted to put arbitration clauses in staff contracts. She pushed back on these clauses, which preclude employees from taking companies to court, she said. The company's general counsel told her arbitration was important to founder Jeff Bezos, she said. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington Post, Trends, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Whistleblower, Blue Origin, Arbitration, Jeff, Abrams, Quartz, Bob Smith, Tech Insider, Uber Google


This 13-minute video of a Facebook whistleblower is one of the most clearly articulated arguments against Facebook you'll see

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on 60 Minutes SCOTT PELLEY/MARIA GAVRILOVIC/ALEX ORTIZ Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed her identity on "60 Minutes" this Sunday. Haugen secretly copied thousands of pages of internal documents she says show Facebook prioritizing "profit over safety." Watch this 13-minute interview clip to hear one of the most clearly articulated arguments against Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Facebook whistleblower who ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, News, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Harvard, SEC, Whistleblower, Scott Pelley, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Haugen


10 Things in Politics: Rise of media-savvy congressman backing Biden

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:How a freshman congressman is winning friends and influencing enemies in Biden's WashingtonJapan has a new prime minister8 things that stand out from the Pete Buttigieg documentaryWith Phil Rosen. Rep. Jake Auchincloss has become one of the ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Putin, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden


Whistleblower says a Facebook study found only up to 5% of hate on the platform is addressed

Facebook logo is seen displayed on a phone screen in photo taken in Poland on November 29, 2020. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Facebook whistleblower copied thousands of internal documents before quitting in May. Last month, Frances Haugen's knowledge was part of The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files series. CBS reported that one study said Facebook only addressed 3-5% of hate on its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Documents copied by Fac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Washington Post, Trends, Poland, Cbs, Whistleblower, Securities And Exchange Commission, Pietsch, Facebook and Facebook, Haugen, Sarah Al Arshani, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto


Whistleblower says Facebook enabled misinformation by eliminating safeguards too soon after the 2020 election, helping to fuel the Capitol riot, report says

Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is mounting a defense against new allegations from a whistleblower, the New York Times reported. The whistleblower says the company turned off crucial safety measures too soon after the 2020 US elections, like limits on live video. These actions caused misinformation to spread quickly and gave rioters easy ways to plan the insurrection, the whistleblower is expected to reveal. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Cbs, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Whistleblower, Trump


Action can dignify this tribute to Babita Deokaran, and whistleblowers everywhere

The president himself should halt the national malady of covering up corruption, whose origins can be traced to a key moment for the ANC in 1996 The post Action can dignify this tribute to Babita Deokaran, and whistleblowers everywhere appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Ben Okri, Whistleblowers, Whistleblower, Openaccess, ANC, Themba Maseko, Bianca Goodson, Angelo Agrizzi, Cynthia Stimpel, Tiro Holele, Babita Deokaran, Mosilo Mothepu, Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki, Aris Danikas, Jimmy Mohlala


Richard Calland: Overhaul the law to protect whistleblowers

People who don’t turn a blind eye are making an often deadly decision. Babita Deokaran is one The post Richard Calland: Overhaul the law to protect whistleblowers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Whistleblower, Top Six, Themba Maseko, Richard Calland, ODAC, Sindiso Magaqa, Protected Disclosures Act, Thabiso Zulu, Athol Williams, Cynthia Stimpel, Tiro Holele, Babita Deokaran, Mosilo Mothepu, Open Democracy Advice Centre, Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki


Democrats' pick for top staffer on the January 6 Capitol attack probe sends an ugly message to potential witnesses

Rioters clash with police while entering the Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The staff director on the House select committee for the January 6 Capitol attack was found to have retaliated against a whistleblower. By including a reprising official, House Democrats undermine whistleblower protections and signal that their support for whistleblowers is just a partisan manuever. Mark S. Zaid is a Washington, DC, national security a...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Opinion, Office, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Cia, Intelligence Community, Donald Trump, Committee, OIG


Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says Trump is 'a vile man' who did 'more damage to the United States than any other leader' in recent history

Ret. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Ret. Lt. Col. Alex Vindman called Trump a "vile man" who hurt the US more than any other leader in recent history. He told the Washington Post that Trump "attempted to launch an insurrection." "In fact, he was the one that was trying to steal the election from President Biden, who was lawfully elected," Vindman said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former lieutenant colonel in the Army who testified in then-Presiden...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Army, Biden, Donald Trump


Former Pinterest whistleblower Ifeoma Ozoma talks about why confidentiality agreements harm tech workers

Ifeoma Ozoma Adria Malcolm Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma has become a leading face in the effort to prevent nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements from silencing workers from discussing instance of workplace misconduct, such as harassment and discrimination. After Ozoma went public last year with allegations of racism and discrimination that she said she experienced at Pinterest, she has repeatedly broken her own NDA by speaking about her experience. Ozoma sat down for a Q&...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, New York, Enterprise, Media, Pinterest, Law, California, Senate, Trends, Silicon Valley, Whistleblower, Expensify, David Barrett, San Francisco CA


A Facebook whistleblower says she turned down a $64,000 severance package that would have barred her from criticizing the company

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP A former Facebook employee rejected a $64,000 severance package due to its non-disparagement clause. In a rare interview published on Thursday, Sophie Zhang told her story to MIT Technology Review. She said Facebook allowed fake accounts to manipulate political outcomes around the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang spent her time at the company...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Washington, Trends, Tech, Workers, Mit, Silicon Valley, Whistleblower, Zhang, NDA, Andrew Harnik, Tech Insider, Matt Drange, Sophie Zhang


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Tags: Asia, Law, Chicago, Employment law, Whistleblower, Environmental Law, OSHA, Sponsored Content, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, Mid Level Labor


Project Veritas 'Whistleblower' Complains Fox Station Suppressed Bitcoin Reports

Depending on your political outlook and/or how much paint you’ve huffed lately, the far-right activist group Project Veritas is either a groundbreaking conservative investigative outlet or a group of dweebs doing an unending series of pratfalls and faceplants for your amusement. Just kidding, it’s the latter, always.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Fox News, Donald Trump, Whistleblower, Cryptocurrency, James, Roy Moore, Shiller, Houstons, Project Veritas, James Okeefe, Hr Mcmaster, Mamaroneck New York


U.S. Agency Ran 'Rogue' Police Force, Spied on Americans' Social Media

A security unit tasked with assessing threats against the U.S. Department of Commerce used counterintelligence tools to gather information about U.S. citizens and foreign visitors to the United States, unauthorized surveillance that included the monitoring of Americans’ Twitter accounts for comments critical of the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Human Rights, Articles, United States, US Senate, Freedom Of Speech, Central Intelligence Agency, Whistleblower, Roger Wicker, US Department of Commerce, U S Department of Commerce, Freedom Of Expression, US Census, Labour Law, Civil Rights and Liberties


‘It’s absolutely terrifying to be a whistleblower in Sasol’

A criminal investigation into the petrol giant is under way based on Ian Erasmus’s evidence that the company allegedly polluted the Vaal with hazardous chemicals The post ‘It’s absolutely terrifying to be a whistleblower in Sasol’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Whistleblower, Openaccess, South African Human Rights Commission, Vaal, Sasol, Vanadium, Top Six, Hazardous Waste, Department of Environmental Affairs, Suzanne Daniels, Secunda, South Africa (country, Matebello Motloung, Companies Act, Barbara Creecy


A former Tesla employee who filed a whistleblower tip is paying the company $400,000 for divulging trade secrets, following a 2-year dispute with Elon Musk

Joe Skipper/Reuters A former Tesla employee will pay the electric vehicle firm $400,000 for sharing trade secrets with the press, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Martin Tripp, a former Tesla process technician, tipped Business Insider off about production delays and scrap metal usage at its Nevada Gigafactory in 2018. Tesla denied the claims. Tesla fired Tripp, and filed a lawsuit accusing him of "willful and malicious" behavior that deliberately intended to injure Tesla's business. Tripp mai...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, SEC, Nevada, Reno, Whistleblower, Musk, Whistleblowing, Gigafactory, Tripp, Tesla Factory, Nevada Gigafactory


Dossier fuels fight for auditor watchdog’s top seat

A whistleblower says the former boss of the auditing regulatory body is behind a campaign to have its new chief executive sent packing The post Dossier fuels fight for auditor watchdog’s top seat appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Whistleblower, National Treasury, Tongaat Hulett, Lockdown, Steinhoff, Top Six, VBS Mutual Bank, Tito Mboweni, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Bernard Agulhas, Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA, Jenitha John, Preston Speckmann


‘Myeni obstructed the work of the Zondo commission’ — Hofmeyer

Advocate Kate Hofmeyr submitted that deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo should direct the secretary of the commission to lay a charge against Dudi Myeni for revealing the identity of secret witness ‘Mr X’ The post ‘Myeni obstructed the work of the Zondo commission’ — Hofmeyer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Whistleblower, Openaccess, NPA, SAA, Mr X, Myeni, Self-Incrimination, Dudu Myeni, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, State Capture, Kate Hofmeyr