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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

"Good monday morning. Northern colorado welcome in the cushion specialists studios. Thanks for being with us going to be a fun show today. We've got a lot to get to get get to look a little differently today. No kris van v. No cody wilson. Both out of town so we'll be talking on the miles bloom heart. We're going to bump miles bloom heart out of the colorado and up to today at nine thirty five because on thursday morning. Don't miss it. We're going to have our may oral. Roundtable will have mayor john gates. We're going to have a city of windsor mayor Paul renta meyer in the town of eaten mayor. Scott mosier all in studio with us discussing what the last couple of years have been like for each of those respective towns. And i think it's kind of interesting because obviously we talk a lot about the growth of greeley But windsor here's right there. And they're splitting between lehrman weld county which is always a debacle As we get to talk a little bit more about today And then you've got eaten who they've got a brand new high school coming in they're continuing to grow and it seems like that movement down county road seventy four just continues to on east so We'll talk with miles heart today and then the the mayor's on thursday morning we'll also talk with weld county commissioner. Mike freeman about ten thirty five this morning. as it is I can't believe it but it's election season election days almost here as we sit on october. Twenty fifth we'll be looking forward to that. And we're gonna talk with the commissioner freeman about some of the things to be looking for some of the things it'll be popping up and where he stands on some of these issues Part of the conversation. Today you can text the to talk. Eurotech sign eight eight eight five. Three zero zero zero four three eight eight eight five three zero zero zero four three. What i miss this weekend. what had your attention where you wanna go. Let me know there but our accessories of the flair and hair poll question coming up today. deals with Larimer county and we should businesses have the right to opt out of local mask mandates. Should they have the right to do that. And really this is a this. One goes a little bit deeper. I think than than what's just on the surface here because this was initially installed salerno county. Had this plan in place that they were going to allow businesses to opt out of the mask. Mandate that the county put in place if a certain amount of their employees had been vaccinated Which makes sense in in my book right. I mean that that makes sense But they decided not to and it was. It was a decisive vo. It didn't didn't make a whole lot of sense to me but They're voluntary vaccine verification program. The mckanie was trying to put in place has hit a stumbling block. The program which would have allowed businesses to opt out of the county's mask mandate if their staff and patrons were vaccinated has been caused by the county health board. The board voted four to one thursday to halt the program which was set to begin november. I the boards of the program sparked confusion and anger from community members and businesses. How wasn't this the whole idea of everybody. Going and getting the vaccine was so that they didn't have to wear the mask indoors. So they you could. You could have Life as usual. Wasn't that the whole idea. And this is where we're trending again into. Maybe some dangerous territory when your health board is coming in and squashing this something that the county elected officials were putting in a place. The health board comes in and says no. You thought no. You don't get a chance to do that. That's where it's a little concerning so let me know your thoughts on that. You can text the to talk your girl tags on again at eight. Eight eight five. Three zero zero zero four three eight five three zero zero zero four three. You can also call us at nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten. We're also gonna talk about the facebook. There's this new bunch of information coming out the facebook papers. And i love it because we're talking about a social media platform but we're gonna use that old school papers so the the facebook papers are coming out. What is that all. Meanwhile whistleblower The whistle blower who said that facebook prioritized prophets over an ignored data. That said it was damaging to the mental health of people. Well she's got more for us. She goes on to say that If the board Some of the people who are have invested into facebook had a say or had a vote. Mark zuckerberg could be ousted which is kinda surprising. But former fr- facebook data scientists turned whistleblower for instance. How a hugging on monday told lawmakers in the united kingdom working on legislation to rein in social media companies that the company is making online hate in extremism worse and outline how it could improve online safety. Yes again this is where we all know while ready that that's the case She goes on to say. I was like wow. Do you know what we could have done with safety. If we had ten thousand more engineers it would be amazing. She said it's your second appearance before lawmakers after she testified in the us senate earlier this month about the danger. She says the company poses from harming children's inciting political violence and fuelling misinformation. She cited an internal research documents. She secretly copied before leaving her job and facebook's civic integrity unit facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg has disputed her her portrayal of the company as one that puts profits over the well being of its users or that pushes divisive content saying a false picture is being painted but he does agree on the need for updated. Internet regulation saying lawmakers are best able to assess the trade outs. It's it's interesting. Things are changing. Things are changing. And i didn't what was going to come of it 'cause it certainly felt like and i felt like for quite some time that facebook instagram twitter. They were untouchable right. They were untouchable. But things are changing. There are rules being put into place. There are investigations ongoing. There's at least conversations happening about it. And i think with what we saw last year it had time that was full of confusion. And even now you know false information being spread left and ride. It needs to continue to happen. This con- this conversation needs to continue to happen. Need to find a way to better our online experience. The committee is already heard from another facebook. Whistle blower sophie zang who raised the alarm after finding evidence of online political manipulation in countries such as honduras before she was fired. So yeah that's what. The facebook papers are and we're gonna see more and more of those.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on The J.R. Hoeft Show

The J.R. Hoeft Show

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on The J.R. Hoeft Show

"Of thousands of pages of internal research documents that she secretly copied before leaving her job in the company's civic integrity unit. Several things, I think on there. But let's go ahead and start with the fact that as private company do you think Facebook perhaps has too much power? Hard to say, you know, the constitutional law professor in me says that, you know, they can regulate speech if they want to regulate speech. And whether they have too much power and it's become outside, maybe we need to break them up. You know, I'm not really of a couple different minds that way. You know, it seems to me that this whistleblower is, you know, more than anything to me, she's a really good mouthpiece for traditional media companies who want to, you know, have greater control over the political discourse. And the social media outlets don't permit them to have that control of their traditionally have. And they don't have a monopoly any longer on this information. I would say. But, you know, should they be broken up? It's hard for it's hard for me to go that far, but I don't know if the answer is. I think all social media frankly is, it's helping to bring about some things in this country that are really disturbing to me. But what's the answer? Facebook and Google and Apple. I think they are, you know, threats to the country than being so big and how in terms of being a monopoly. But I don't think a lot of the anger that we're seeing towards Facebook is it's more just the media, the mainstream media that's one to be the overseers of it. So it's one of the way hurts might put it earlier today. That's the way I would look at it. Yeah, I think you're right. I think there was some concerns regarding the kind of speech, though that is happening on Facebook and the fact that they do not put controls on it. Do you think Facebook has a responsibility in this public sphere to put limits on the streets? I know you said that they potentially do have that right between they have the responsibility to do it. I think they do they have the legal responsibility? Probably not. They have a moral and ethical responsibility. I think almost certainly to me. But again, you know, Google's first motto was don't be evil, I think. And so, in a sense, there is some sort of moral responsibility, but I don't see them kind of living up to the ideals of what they can be and should be because, you know, it's like any other corporation in America, Facebook. The bottom line is the bottom line, right? Absolutely. The bottom line is the bottom line. So one of the things I said this in the introduction you didn't hear it. But one of the things that I mentioned is the fact that you were a judge for 13 years, you were a Commonwealth attorney. You were the chief deputy Commonwealth turning out there in wise county..

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

06:25 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

"I'm anthony. Davis united states is to provide humanitarian aids to desperately poor afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new taliban rulers. The taliban said on sunday the statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of us troops at the end of august. The us statement was less definitive saying only that the two sides discussed the united states provision of robust humanitarian assistance directly to the afghan people. The taliban said the talks held in doha. Qatar went well with washington. Freeing up humanitarian aid to afghanistan agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the taliban. The united states made it clear that the talks were in no way. Preamble to recognition of the taliban who swept into power on august. Fifteen after the us. Allied government collapsed taliban political spokesman. Hell shaheen said that. The movements interim foreign minister assured the us during the talks that the taliban are committed to seeing that afghan soil is not used by extremists to launch attacks against other countries on saturday however the taliban ruled out cooperation with washington on containing the increasingly active islamic state group in afghanistan. Is an enemy of the taliban disclaims responsibility for a number of recent attacks including friday's suicide bombing that killed forty six minority shiite muslims washington considers. Is its greatest terrorist. Threat emanating from afghanistan. Iraqis voted on sunday. In parliamentary elections. Held months ahead of schedule in a concession to a youth led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement but the voting was marked by widespread apathy and the boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets of baghdad and iraq southern provinces in late twenty nineteen tens of thousands of people took part in the mass protests and were met by security forces. Firing live ammunition and tear gas more than six hundred people were killed and thousands injured within just a few months. Well they will. Authorities gave in and called the early elections the death toll and the heavy handed. Crackdown as well as a string of targeted assassinations. prompted many who took part in the protests. Too late call for a boycott of the vote. Results are expected within the next twenty four hours according to the independent body that oversees iraq's election but negotiations to choose a prime minister tasked with forming a government. They're expected to drag on for weeks or even months. The election was the sake held since the fall of saddam hussein of the us led invasion of iraq in two thousand three minutes off polls closed fireworks organized by baghdad's municipality went off in the city's landmark terrier square where demonstrators that set up tents for several months starting in october two thousand nineteen. The protests fizzled out by february of the following year due to the security crackdown and later the corona virus pandemic under iraq's law. The winner of sunday's vote gets to choose the country's next prime minister. But it's unlikely any of the competing. Coalitions can secure a clear majority that will require a lengthy process involving backroom negotiations to select a consensus prime minister and agree on a new coalition government facebook in the aftermath of damning testimony that it's platforms harm. Children will be introducing several features including prompting teams to take a break using its photo sharing app instagram and nudging teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content that's not conducive to their well. Being the california based facebook is also planning to introduce new controls for adults of teens on an optional basis. so that parents or guardians can supervise. What that team's doing online these initiatives come off to facebook announced late last month that it was pausing work on. Its instagram for kids project. But critics say the plan lacks details and they're skeptical that the new features would be effective. The new controls were outlined on sunday by former british politician. Nick clegg now. Facebook's vice president for global affairs who was grilled by journalists about facebook's use of algorithms as well as its role in spreading harmful misinformation ahead of the january six capital. Riots clegg said that facebook has invested thirteen billion dollars over the past few years in making sure to keep the platform safe and that the company has forty thousand people working on these issues. I'm while clegg said that. Facebook has done its best to keep harmful content out of its platforms. He says he was open. For more regulation and oversight. The flurry of interviews came. After whistle blower francis hogan a former data scientists with facebook went before congress last week to accuse the social media platform of failing to make changes to instagram. After internal research showed apparent harm to some teens and of being dishonest in its public fight against hate and misinformation hooligans accusations was supported by tens of thousands of pages of internal research documents. She secretly copied before leaving her job in the company. Civic integrity unit. 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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"With David Weston on Bloomberg radio Facebook was a blower Francis hall gun a former product manager in the civic integrity unit testified this week before Congress about some of the dangers that Facebook poses Facebook knows that it's amplification algorithms things like engagement based ranking on Instagram can lead children from very innocuous topics like healthy recipes I think all of us could eat a little more healthy All the way from just something innocent like healthy recipes to anorexia promoting content over a very short period of time For his takeaways from the testimony I talked to early Facebook investor roger mcnamee cofounder of elevation partners and author of zucked waking up to the Facebook catastrophe Roger told me that Francis haugen had an extraordinary amount of access in her role at Facebook She was absolutely at the center civic integrity was responsible for addressing harms to users So she was in exactly the right place She's just utterly convincing in everything she does I thought her testimony was exceptional I can not tell you how much of a relief it is to me that she has come forward because we have known about these issues but what her work has done in bringing out tens of thousands of pages of documents is to eliminate Facebook's argument that they didn't know It is incredibly clear from these documents that Facebook crafted a business model based on attention It was designed to maximize profits at any cost which is an understandable thing in capitalism So it's completely understandable that it would work that way But at the same time in this case the harm that was done to public health to democracy to teenage girls has been incalculable and the core point is they knew it was there They knew it was going to happen It was they were warned about it and they chose to just continue to optimize profits And again in capitalism that's understandable but it really does cry out for regulation the same way that when the food industry was unsafe in 1906 we created the food Drug Administration when chemicals were unsafe in the 50s we created the environmental laws This came to our attention in part because of The Wall Street Journal reporting based on the documents that miss Hogan and it had to do with children and with the Facebook new or believed about the possible risks to children What do we know about that And what does Facebook know So Facebook has known this since the day it brought Instagram The goal of Instagram from the beginning was to make young girls look better than they really are And through that process to by making the look better the effectively create a whole culture of envy And that is the business model And there's nothing you can do to change that It's been there from the David and scream was created and it is a threat to the psychological well-being of an entire generation of young women and the key thing to understand is this is not a business model that exists only at Facebook It exists in various forms at Google that Amazon and Microsoft and it's now being adopted throughout the economy How much of this is because of the algorithms and the way they're designed Well a 100% of it is The way to think about this is that this is we're dealing with a business model based on attention and the best way to get people's attention is either the scare the more outrage So roger it really raises in my mind the question is is this a bug or a fix I mean could they fix this without really substantially undermining their business model No No no you can't You can still have Facebook and Instagram But you can't have them at their current profit levels because profit maximization is what essentially leads to all the harms What can be done by Congress or by creation of an agency you mentioned before perhaps an agency I think we already have enough information to design And we need three classes of things We need to think about safety and there I think something that looks like the FDA that simply looks at every technology product On a regular basis not just once but continuously to make sure that they are safe And it effectively creates a way for consumers to go to the government and say I'm sorry this is not working out for me here are the reasons why.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Haugen a former product manager in the civic integrity unit testified this week before Congress about some of the dangers that Facebook poses Facebook knows that it's amplification algorithms things like engagement based ranking on Instagram can lead children from very innocuous topics like healthy recipes I think all of us could eat a little more healthy All the way from just something innocent like healthy recipes to anorexia promoting content over a very short period of time For his takeaways from the testimony I talked to early Facebook investor roger mcnamee cofounder of elevation partners and author of zucked waking up to the Facebook catastrophe Roger told me that Francis haugen had an extraordinary amount of access in her role at Facebook She was absolutely at the center civic integrity was responsible for addressing harms to users So she was in exactly the right place She's just utterly convincing in everything she does I thought her testimony was exceptional I can not tell you how much for relief it is to me that she has come forward because we have known about these issues but what her work has done in bringing out tens of thousands of pages of documents is to eliminate Facebook's argument that they didn't know It is incredibly clear from these documents that Facebook crafted a business model based on attention It was designed to maximize profits at any cost which is an understandable thing in capitalism So it's completely understandable that it would work that way But at the same time in this case the harm that was done to public health to democracy to teenage girls has been incalculable and the core point is they knew it was there In various forms at Google at Amazon at Microsoft and it's now being adopted throughout the economy How much of this is because of the algorithms and the way they're designed A 100% of it is The way to think about this is that this is we're dealing with a business model based on attention and the best way to get people's attention is either the scare the more outrage So roger it really raises in my mind the question is is this a bug or a fix I mean could they fix this without really substantially undermining their business model No No no You can't You can still have Facebook and Instagram But you can't have them at their current profit levels because profit maximization is what essentially leads to all the harms What can be done by Congress or by creation of an agency you mentioned before perhaps an agency I think we already have enough information to design We need three classes of things We need to think about safety and there I think something that looks like the FDA that simply looks at every technology product On a regular basis not just once but continuously to make sure that they are safe And it effectively creates a way for consumers to go to the government and say I'm sorry this is not working out for me here are.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:27 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"President Donald Trump is taking aim at President Biden's agenda calling it the Democrats socialists Bill speaking at the Iowa state fair Trump says Biden's infrastructure Bill is a naked power grab The president's son is facing backlash after a New York City art gallery received more than a half a $1 million in taxpayer funded COVID relief aid the New York Post reports public records show Soho to George bare just as gallery that represents Hunter Biden received a $150,000 disaster assistance loan from the small business administration last year then in July the administration approved another $350,000 loan A watchdog group found that of the more than 100 galleries in New York City the bear just gallery received by far the largest SBA windfall Arizona is reporting record numbers of west Nile virus cases this year currently Maricopa County has 361 cases of the virus in humans surpassing the previous record of 355 set in 2004 I'm Chris garageio And I'm to these Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom a sweep in reporting Austria's Chancellor is stepping down That's as the 35 year old Sebastian kurz struggles with corruption charges He's been a rising star of European conservatives He's suspected of funneling federal funds to a newspaper publisher to help his political rise A U.S. investigation into the collapse of Bill Huang's Archie goes capital management is now looking at possible market manipulation and we get more on that from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet Sources tell Bloomberg the SEC is scrutinizing the firm's trading activity including whether it concealed the size of its bats on public companies Those sources say authorities are reviewing whether archer goes bought multiple stakes in the same companies across several banks in an effort to avoid triggering public disclosure rules The opening of an SEC probe is typically a preliminary step and does not mean whang who has not been accused of wrongdoing will face and enforcement action Charlie Bloomberg radio Thank you Charlie Elon Musk says Tesla's electric car plant near Berlin We'll start making model wise as soon as next month He commented from the factory site as thousands gathered for a Tesla hosted October pest there And funnel preparations are underway for impossible foods to roll out new nuggets at restaurants on Monday We get more on that from Bloomberg's Larry kasky Burger King is adding an 8 piece order to the menu in restaurants in Boston Miami and Des Moines engadget says for now this will be a limited time item and come with a choice of dipping sauce that could indicate the companies or experimenting for a wider rollout The nuggets are made of soy protein and sunflower oil and impossible says they have far less fat and sodium than animal base chicken nuggets Thank you Larry And global news 24 hours day honored on Bloomberg quick take part by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I'm Denise Pellegrini And this is Bloomberg You're listening to balance and power with David Weston on Bloomberg radio Facebook was a blower Francis Hogan a former product manager in the civic integrity unit testified this week before Congress about some of the dangers that Facebook poses Facebook knows that it's amplification algorithms things like engagement based ranking on Instagram can lead children from very innocuous topics like healthy recipes I think all of us can eat a little more healthy All the way from just something innocent like healthy recipes to anorexia promoting content over a very short period of time For his takeaways from the testimony I talked to early Facebook investor roger mcnamee Cofounder of elevation partners and author of zucked waking up to the Facebook catastrophe Roger told me that Francis haugen had an extraordinary amount of access in her role at Facebook She was absolutely at the center civic integrity was responsible for addressing harms to users So she was in exactly the right place She's just Was to make young girls look better than they really are And through that process to by making the look better the effectively create a whole culture of envy And that is the business model And there's nothing you can do to change that It's been there from the David and scream was created and it is a threat to the psychological well-being of an entire generation of young women and the key thing to understand is this is not a business model that exists only at Facebook It exists in various forms at Google at Amazon at Microsoft And it's now being adopted throughout the economy How much of this is because of the algorithms and the way they're designed A 100% of it is The way to think about this is that this is we're dealing with a business model based on attention and the best way to get people's attention is either the scare the more outrage So roger it really raises in my mind the question is this a bug or a fix I mean could they fix this without really substantially undermining their business model No No no You can't You can still have Facebook and Instagram But you can't have them at their current profit levels because profit maximization is what essentially leads to all the harms What can be done by Congress or by creation of an agency you mentioned before perhaps an agency I think we already have enough information to design We need three classes of things We need to think about safety and there I think something that looks like the FDA that simply looks at every technology product On a regular basis not just once but continuously to make sure that they are safe And it effectively creates a way for consumers to go to the government and say I'm sorry this is not working out for me here are.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"A blower Francis haugen a former product manager in the civic integrity unit testified this week before Congress about some of the dangers that Facebook poses Facebook knows that it's amplification algorithms things like engagement based ranking on Instagram can lead children from very innocuous topics like healthy recipes I think all of us can eat a little more healthy All the way from just something innocent like healthy recipes to anorexia promoting content over a very short period of time For his takeaways from the testimony I talked to early Facebook investor roger mcnamee Cofounder of elevation partners and author of zucked waking up to the Facebook catastrophe Roger told me that Francis haugen had an extraordinary amount of access in her role at Facebook She was absolutely at the center civic integrity was responsible for addressing harms to users So she was in exactly the right place She's just utterly convincing in everything she does I thought her testimony was exceptional I can not tell you how much of a relief it is to me that she has come forward because we have known about these issues but what her work has done in bringing out tens of thousands of pages of documents is to eliminate Facebook's argument that they didn't know It is incredibly clear from these documents that Facebook crafted a business model based on attention It was designed to maximize profits at any cost which is an understandable thing in capitalism So it's completely understandable that it would work that way But at the same time in this case the harm that was done to public health to democracy to teenage girls has been incalculable and the core point is they knew it was there They knew it was going to happen It was they were warned about it and they chose to just continue to optimize profits And again in capitalism that's understandable but it really does cry out for regulation the same way that when the food industry was unsafe in 1906 we created the food Drug Administration when chemicals were unsafe in the 50s we created the environmental laws This came to our attention in part because of The Wall Street Journal reporting based on the documents that miss hug and had you with children and what the Facebook knew or believed about the possible risks to children What do we know about that And what does Facebook know So Facebook has known this since the day it bought Instagram The goal of Instagram from the beginning was to make young girls look better than they really are And through that process to by making the look better the effectively create a whole culture of envy And that is the business model And there's nothing you can do to change that It's been there from the David and scream was created and it is a threat to the psychological well-being of an entire generation of young women and the key thing to understand is this is not a business model that exists only at Facebook It exists in various forms at Google at Amazon at Microsoft And it's now being adopted throughout the economy How much of this is because of the algorithms and the way they're designed A 100% of it is The way to think about this is that this is we're dealing with a business model based on attention and the best way to get people's attention is either the scare the more outrage So roger it really raises in my mind the question is is this a bugger effect I mean could they fix this without really substantially undermining their business model No No no you can't You can still have Facebook and Instagram But you can't have them at their current profit levels because profit maximization is what essentially leads to all the harms What can be done by Congress or by creation of an agency you mentioned before perhaps an agency I think we already have enough information to design We need three classes of things We need to think about safety and there I think something that looks like the FDA that simply looks at every technology product On a regular basis not just once but continuously to make sure that they are safe And it effectively creates a way for consumers to go to the government and say I'm sorry this is not working out for me here are.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"We all took a break. A much needed a digital d. pod. Sixty day courtesy of facebook. Ooh says the company our bad fireworks flew on capitol hill in a nutshell. The facebook a whistle blowers summed. It up a leslie. The company knows it's harming people and the buck stops with zach but willett well based on zuckerberg's rather defiant response to one francis hogan's testimony. I wouldn't bet that trillion dollar platinum platinum eagle coin that may be minted by us mid at any given time. I wouldn't bet that coin on it about you six. Oh seven now. Northern colorado's voice one or three one at thirteen ten. Kfi am mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios all right. So whistle blower frances. How can testifying to congress tuesday on those internal documents Showing the harms from the company's products from teenagers mental health problems to poison to political debate. Well the documents gathered by ms hogan and there were just tens of thousands of pages of them. I mean she certainly did her homework. I will give her that well. They're a pretty damning assessment showing how the company's moderation rules favor elites howitt's algorithms foster discord. How broad cartels and human traffickers use its services openly. Oh but former president trump still banned right. If i'm not mistaken from facebook Riddle me that. Here's what she had to say. In part i saw facebook repeatedly encounter conflicts between its own profit and public safety facebook consistently resolve those conflicts in favor of its own up. Prop prophets this in testimony to that senate consumer protection subcommittee. As long as facebook is operating in the shadows. She continued hiding. Its research from public. Scrutiny it is unaccountable until the incentives change facebook will not change whatsoever now in this rather wide ranging condemnation facebook. She accused the company of failing once again to make changes to instagram. After this internal research harm apparent harm to some teens and dishonesty in its public fight facebook's against eight and misinformation howkins accusations were buttressed once again by tens of thousands of pages of internal research documents. She well absconded with before leaving her job in the company's civic integrity unit but she also offered some rather thoughtful suggestions some ideas about how facebook social media platforms could indeed be made safer for us. All she did lay responsibility for the company's profits over safety strategy. Right at the top with ceo mark zuckerberg but she also expressed some empathy for facebook's dilemma. She said facebook's products harm children's stoke division weaken our democracy. The company's leadership knows how to make facebook and instagram safer. But won't they won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people she then called for congressional action but it's that the solution we're going to get into that Now little greater detail in just a few congressional action is needed. She said they won't solve this crisis without your help. Now she suggested that. The minimum age for facebook's popular instagram photo sharing platform could be increased from the current age of thirteen to perhaps a sixteen or eighteen. She also acknowledged the limitations of possible remedies. Facebook like other social media. Companies uses algorithms to rank and recommend content to users. News feeds berg huge fan of that practice now while the rankings actually based on engagement to include likes and shares and comments as it is now facebook users can be vulnerable to manipulation and. Yes some miss. And disinformation hogan for her part would prefer the ranking to be more chronological. But she testified. People will choose the more addictive option even if it is leading their daughters to eating disorders. How can set a two thousand eighteen change so the content flow contributed to more division divisiveness..

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Facebook recently postponed the launch of its new instagram app for kids under eighteen months. How release these documents. During the senate hearing last week massachusetts senator ed markey questioned the global head of safety of facebook and take davis on the platforms potential harm to children. Will you stop launching. Will you promise not to the site that includes features such as like buttons and follower counts that allow children to quantify popularity. That's a yes or no. Those are the kinds of features that we will be talking about with our experts trying to understand in fact what is most age appropriate. And what isn't age appropriate and we will discuss those features of them. Of course well let me. Just say this we're talking about twelve year olds talking about nine year olds. If you need to do more research on this you should fire all the people who are paid to do your research up until now because this is pretty obvious. It's pretty obvious. Every mother and father in our country because all recent scientific studies by child development experts found that not getting enough like on social media significantly reduces adolescence. Feelings of self self worth. So that's it. From the senate hearing. But i want to end in the series of clips with francis hogan herself interview on sixty minutes when the former facebook product manager explains how the social media's algorithm works and describes how documents she leaked layout facebook's decision to dissolve it civic integrity unit act with the twenty twenty election and before the january six capital insurrection. She's speaking with. Cbs scott pelley and one of the consequences of how facebook is picking out that content. Today is optimizing for content. That gets engagement reaction but its own. Research is showing that content that is hateful. That is divisive polarizing. It's easier to inspire people to anger. It is to other emotions. Misinformation angry content is enticing to people and keep us and keeps them on the platform. Yes facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer people will spend less time on the site. They'll clip unless ads. They'll make less money. Says facebook understood the danger to the twenty twenty election so it turned on safety systems to reduce misinformation of many of those changes. She says for temporary and as soon as the election is over they turn them back off or they changed the settings back to what they were before to practice growth over safety and that really feels like a betrayal of democracy to me. So that's francis hogan whose testifying today on capitol hill and cbs. Is sixty minutes. Jessica gonzales You're the ceo of free press and your co founder of the change the terms coalition which works to disrupt online..

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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08:04 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to carefree the version of facebook that today is terry in our societies apart in causing off mcclellan's around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on. Cbs is sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do to tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually the really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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08:04 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook that today is terry in our societies apart in causing off mccoy violence around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on. Cbs is sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app a enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish. Speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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08:04 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to carefree the version of facebook. That today is terry in our society. A apart in causing off mccoy violence around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders worship and with super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just. The number of bald faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes sean as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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08:05 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Kept the damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook. That today is terry in our society a apart in causing ethnic violence around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just. The number of bald faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes sean as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook. That today is terry in our society. A apart in causing off mcclellan's around the world how goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook. And its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more and more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of the of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry hateful polarizing content it our roads. Our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to carefree the version of facebook that today is terry in our societies apart in causing off mcclellan's around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world is expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies. Were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more and more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry. hateful polarizing content it erodes our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook that today is terry in our societies apart in causing off mccoy violence around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. He's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers were safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more and more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol hill testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do. To tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually. They're really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app a enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish. Speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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08:04 min | 1 year ago

"civic integrity unit" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The damning information hidden from the public. The league also implicates facebook and issues of child safety and human trafficking while prioritize prophets over people's welfare. The documents were behind a sweeping investigation by the wall street journal. And we're unveiled by whistle blower and former facebook product manager francis. How can she secretly copied the pages before leaving her job at the company civic integrity unit and may how can spoke publicly for the first time sunday on. Cbs is sixty minutes with reporter. Scott pelley to quote from another one of the documents who brought out. We have evidence from a variety of sources that hate speech divisive political speech and misinformation on facebook and the family of apps are affecting societies around the world when we live in an information environment that is full of angry. hateful polarizing content it erodes our civic trust erodes our faith in each other erodes our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook that today is terry in our society a apart in causing off mccoy violence around the world. How goodness filed a federal complaint against facebook and its testifying today before the senate commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. According to her prepared remarks she'll call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users in the world. She's expected to say quote when we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms. It caused the government took action when we figured out corers. we're safe with seatbelts. The government took action and today the government's taking action against companies. That hid evidence and opioids. I implore you to do the same here. She said today's panel is also looking into how facebook downplayed its knowledge that it's photo and video sharing app. Instagram is harmful for teen girls and tweens. This is how can again speaking on cbs's sixty minutes to reporter. Scott pelley one study says thirteen and a half percent of teen girls say instagram makes thoughts of suicide worse. Seventeen percent obtained girls say instagram makes eating disorders were sh- super tragic is facebook's own research says as these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content. They get more more depressed. It actually makes them use the app more and so they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more facebook's own research says it is not just that instagram is dangerous for teenagers. Harms teenagers is that is distinctly worse than other forms of social media. Lawmakers are also pursuing facebook as part of a federal antitrust case in over its role in the january. Six capital insurrection. Documents leaked by francis. Hogan detail facebook's decision to dissolve at civic integrity unit after the twenty twenty election and before the assault on capitol. Her testimony comes a day after facebook. Instagram and whatsapp also owned by facebook. Suffered a six hour adage just outage disrupting online communication worldwide. It's the first time this has happened for so long for more. We're joined in san francisco by roger. Mcnamee he was an early investor in facebook. He was mark zuckerberg mentor then. Went on to write the book. Zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica gonzales. She is co ceo of the media. Advocacy group free press and co founder of change the terms a coalition that works to disrupt online hate. She's also a member of the real facebook oversight board. We welcome you both to democracy now. Jessica let's begin with you as you listen to the testimony of francis how can and all of these documents that have been released. I mean it was really amazing to see these congressional hearings in the last few weeks where you have. Facebook being confronted by senators and the senators are saying these studies that you did not reveal like the damage you do to tweens and teen girls are astounding. And she had actually there really bad studies. They said no. They're really good studies but overall your response to what's taking place right now. Listen amy good morning. I'm not surprised that facebook knew that it was causing concrete harm to women people of color to society as a whole. I'm not surprised at knew that it was spreading disinformation about the vaccine the pandemic and other things. What i'm surprised about is just how blatantly they lied to the american public including members of congress over and over again about the extent to which they were causing harm here in the united states and around the world. That's the shocking part. Here is just the number of bald-faced lies repeated over and over again. It indicates clearly that facebook is unfit to self-govern and that we need the us congress and the administration to step in and provide transparency and accountability. And jessica i want to ask you in terms of of of of facebook's record and its and its ability to monitor hate speech you've also raised questions about the fact that it's not just in the english language given the enormous international reach of facebook in other languages as well. If you'd been noticing a difference between how even monitors english language material versus the those other languages across the country given for instance the enormous impact that right wing groups. Latin america had through watched app s. a. enda and other facebook posts during the election to reach spanish speaking people here in the us. Yes one as bad as this situation is an english. It's far worse in spanish and other non english languages. That's why we work together with partners from the center for american progress the national spanich media coalition to launch the bus facebook campaign. Enough already facebook. We were calling for concrete steps. Investment in content moderation ai systems in the personnel needed to accurately inadequately monitor non english content on facebook. And we really got a complete blow off from facebook. in fact facebook wouldn't even tell us who's in charge of spanish language content moderation. How many moderators do they have. Where those people located. What are the systems and trainings in place. They won't even provide baseline transparency. Well come to find out. Part of pride of what francis ho- how can help reveal this week is that facebook is not adequately invested in any language. Besides perhaps english and french. They've made some investments in those areas but they utterly failed to make the investment necessary to make facebook safe in other languages. And i have to tell you one you know if it were me and i was running facebook and i found i hear from the united nations that i played a contributing role.

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