Frances Haugen tells MPs: ‘Facebook makes hate worse’

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A former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower has told MPs that the company’s algorithms will fuel episodes of violent conflict by spreading divisive content.

Frances Haugen said Facebook was “unquestionably” making online hate worse.

Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has previously said it was deeply illogical to argue that the company profits from pushing content that makes people angry.

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