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Europe’s digital rules reboot could tame Facebook, whistleblower Frances Haugen tells EU Parliament


In her latest turn in front of a phalanx of lawmakers, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen gave a polished testimony to the European Parliament on Monday — following similar sessions in front of UK and US legislators in recent weeks.
Her core message was the same dire warning she’s sounded on both sides of the Atlantic: Facebook prioritizes profit over safety, choosing to ignore the amplification of toxic content that’s harmful to individuals, societies and democracy. And that regulatory oversight is thus essential to rein in and make such irresponsibly operated platform power accountable — with no time for lawmakers to lose in imposing rules on social …

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