New York: Whenever there was a choice between security and profit, social media platform Facebook has always prioritized the latter. This was revealed last Sunday by a data scientist who has exposed the corrupt practices of Facebook.
Frances Haugen has been identified in a 60-minute interview on Sunday as the woman who secretly complained to the federal law enforcement agency.
Frances Haugen had said Facebook's own research shows how it promotes hate and misinformation. Haugen has also worked for giants such as Google and Pinterest.
Haugen, who worked for Facebook in 2019, said she was asked to work in an area of the company that fights misinformation. She said Facebook has repeatedly shown that the company chooses profit over security.
Haugan will testify before Congress this week. She hoped that the US government would come forward and make rules to control the activities of the company.
Even about 6 months ago, services of the three social platforms - Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp - were disrupted for 42 minutes all over the world. The problem started at 11.05 pm and continued till around 11:47 pm.
WhatsApp has been downloaded more than 5 billion times across the world. There have been many problems like WhatsApp crashing due to increase in load on the server many times before but this problem used to be for a short while.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services, which suffered disruption in their services before 9 pm on Monday, could resume service only after 4 am on Tuesday. Facebook has tweeted an apology for the disruption in its service.
"We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience," Facebook said in an official statement on Twitter.
"To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us," the Facebook tweet added.