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  • Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

    19 minutes ago

    By The Associated Press

    Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world on Monday.

    ... The company did not say what might be causing the outage, which began around 11:45 ET.

    Facebook is going through a major crisis after the whistleblower who was the source of The Wall Street Journal’s series of stories exposing the company’s awareness of internal research into the negative effects of its products and decisions went public on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

    ... the woman who anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement that the company’s own research shows how it magnifies hate and misinformation, leads to increased polarization and that Instagram, specifically, can harm teenage girls’ mental health.

  • #2
    So sad.

    Please see:

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    • #3
      Facebook hastily switched off safeguards after Biden beat Trump, helping pave path to deadly Capitol riot: whistleblower
      Facebook hastily switched off safeguards after Biden beat Trump, helping pave path to deadly Capitol riot: whistleblower

      Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 10:01 p.m. ET
      By Associated Press

      Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s presidential electionin a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol.

      The whistleblower, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen, also asserted during an exclusive interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that a 2018 change to the content flow in Facebook’s ... news feeds contributed to more divisiveness and ill will in a network ostensibly created to bring people closer together.

      ... The backlash has been intensifying since the Wall Street Journal’s mid-September publication of an expose that revealed Facebook’s own internal research had concluded the social network’s attention-seeking algorithms had helped foster political dissent and contributed to mental health and emotional problems among teens, especially girls. After copying thousands of pages of Facebook’s internal research, Haugen leaked them to the Journal to provide the foundation for a succession of stories packaged as as the “Facebook Files.”


      • #4
        Sounds like another 'save the children' political operation. The government and their MSM mouthpieces are desperate to control Facebook for vaccine messaging and, looking ahead, midterm elections.

        Top Democratic Operative Bill Burton Advising Facebook Whistleblower

        Sources: Former Obama administration communications guru Bill Burton and his company Bryson Gillette are working the high-profile campaign
        Eliana Johnson • October 4, 2021 7:00 pm

        The Facebook whistleblower who revealed herself in a 60 Minutes interview is getting strategic communications guidance from a top Democratic operative, according to a source with direct knowledge of the relationship, which was confirmed by another half-dozen sources with indirect knowledge of the partnership.
        Frances Haugen, the former Facebook employee who has for the past 10 months fed internal documents to a top Wall Street Journal reporter, and who revealed her identity in a primetime broadcast on Sunday, is working with the political consultant and former Obama administration deputy press secretary Bill Burton and his consulting firm, Bryson Gillette. It is unclear when Haugen's relationship with Burton and Bryson Gillette began, how big her communications team is, and whether it includes other political operatives.
        But Burton is now deeply integrated with an emerging infrastructure on the left comprised of individuals and organizations, including the nonprofit Center for Humane Technology, seeking to press Facebook to more aggressively police political content...

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