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Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety ‘just not true’

CEO and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has said claims that Facebook puts profits over safety is “just not true”.

His comments come after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told US politicians yesterday that the social media company fuels division and harms children.

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“The company’s leadership knows how to make Facebook and Instagram safer but won’t make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people,” she said.

Zuckerberg posted to Facebook just hours after Haugen testified.

“The argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply illogical,” Zuckerberg wrote.

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“I don’t know any tech company that sets out to build products that make people angry or depressed. The moral, business and product incentives all point in the opposite direction.”

IMAGE – “Mark Zuckerberg F8 2019 Keynote” by Anthony Quintano (CCBY2.0)

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