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"francis hogan" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

05:43 min | Last month

"francis hogan" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"Today on Capitol Hill, Facebook whistleblower Francis Hogan is again testifying before Congress on how to hold tech companies accountable. She's one of many voices calling for more regulation of the industry, which could come from dozens of bills being considered by Congress. That legislation could have a big impact on platforms like YouTube. I recently spoke with Susan wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, and she says the industry is already subject to regulations, both in the U.S. and around the world, and that Congress should be cautious as it considers new laws. It makes sense in many places, but in other places, could have a number of unintended consequences. And we just want to make sure that as we work with regulators and it achieves what they are looking for as opposed to doing something that could be harmful ultimately to the creator ecosystem literally millions of small businesses that are creating content. So it's a tricky balance. Yeah, what do you think of calls for more transparency to your algorithm itself or there's one piece of legislation that says users should be allowed to opt out of letting algorithms decide what they see? So I think on transparency, we are working to be more transparent and we are working to continue to give more visibility. I would say that for regulators, actually seeing the algorithm itself, of course, would be a very complex area and I don't think what achieve what most regular is want. What would be most helpful is to talk about what are the end metrics that they would like us to optimize for. YouTube, for example, we just came out with a metric called violative view rate, which is the number of views that are on our platform that are violative of the policies that we've said that we have. And right now, it's about 19 or 20 views and every 10,000. So we're going to continue to work to make sure that we pull down that content. But that's a way that we are working to be more transparent. Do you have any plans to make your algorithm more transparent and open for researchers? I get that members of Congress may not be able to dive into it, but what about experts? We definitely see that there's a need and we're going to continue to look into that and explore what our ways that would make sense for us to do that. We do see right now there is a large amount of research that's already happening on YouTube. So we see a lot of researchers, a lot of PhDs, professors, think tank, institutions that write a lot of papers already about YouTube and the results because everything we do is public. And so we do see them doing a fair amount of work. But we certainly will continue to work and find ways to be more transparent. You have a timeline on that? I mean, I think certainly we're talking about it for 2022. We're open to finding more ways to work with researchers and we want to be careful about how we do it to make sure that it's done in a productive way. But we understand that there needs to be more transparency. I realized I didn't ask your question beforehand about what about people who want to opt out of recommendations. I mean, I think YouTube just would be completely useless if people didn't have recommendations. So many times I compare YouTube to a library and because we have a lot of clients a video library that's publicly available, we have 500 hours uploaded every minute to YouTube. We have a very large amount of content. So if you went into the Library of Congress, for example, and you didn't have a card catalog and you didn't have a librarian there recommending or helping you find books. It wouldn't be a very useful experience. We could post here at the top ten videos that are popular on YouTube, but the reason people come to YouTube is because they have very specific needs. Like they're looking to make a pie for Thanksgiving or they're looking for a specific cookie recipe or they want to watch a James Baldwin speech. So you need to have a system that is able to help you go through large amounts of information and then know the kind of information you're looking for. So it's like having a very trained librarian that knows you and says, oh, look, I know you came in last time and you are interested in these three individuals or you're interested in science. Here's the list some of the latest science videos that we think you'd be interested in. And without that, it is not a very useful service. And here in Washington, D.C., and I'm struck by the fact that other tech CEOs are called here all the time to Capitol Hill to testify, but not you, even though 81% of American adults according to Pugh, use your platform. Several of the researchers we talked to preparing for this interview say that YouTube and you specifically have gotten kind of a pass when it comes to sort of this backlash and scrutiny of misinformation online. What do you think about that? Well, I'm always open to testifying if I'm called. So there's never been a situation where I was called and I didn't go. I have been many times for Congress and met with many people on the hill. Google owns YouTube and Google is part of alphabet. And the CEO of Google and the CEO of Alphabet is Sundar. So Sundar has testified a number of times and he has answered many questions about YouTube. And I certainly if I were asked or needed to attend, I certainly would be there. So I think it's more that people a lot of times have wanted to have the questions about Google and Alphabet as a whole. And that's why sender has testified a number of times..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on The Product Experience

The Product Experience

02:20 min | 2 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on The Product Experience

"Billy we're famous. People finally know what a product manager is randy. I'm almost afraid to ask what you're talking about that. What the hell what are you talking about. My family has finally figured out. What a product manager is. Well kinda they think. We testified before congress. Oh you're talking about francis hogan the latest facebook whistle blower yet. She has raised our profile of it. But you know we were on top of this topic awhile back and so this week with dipping into the archive to re our tapped with dave and tash. That's a great call. Sit here is a columbia university sociology professor and he's also worked at facebook twitter and the fbi and like francis he worked in civic integrity. It's a great conversation. Hey.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:45 min | 2 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on KOMO

"The sponsored by propel insurance Stocks ended modestly higher today than down industrials and S&P 500 rising 64 and 21 points respectively to notch fresh closing highs After the close Facebook reported mixed third quarter results the social media giant posted per share earnings of 3.22 slightly beating expectations but revenue of $29.01 billion came up shy of estimates If you work in the technology industry you're generally well compensated A recent report from hired showed that the average tech salary in Seattle is $158,000 behind only San Francisco or the averages 165,000 The Seattle Mariners all time best players now part of the baseball team's ownership Club announced today that Hall of Famer Ken griffey junior who played 13 seasons with the Mariners has taken a financial stake in the team something he called a dream come true That's your money now I'm Jim cesko como news The Francis haugen the Facebook whistle lorises her former employer not only tolerated hate but encouraged it in a campaign to keep more users on its platform for longer ABC's Pierre Thomas has more League of thousands of pages of internal documents raising more questions about Facebook and whether the social media giant has fueled hate Facebook whistleblower Francis Hogan provided redacted documents to Congress Facebook makes more money when you consume more content Hogan who testified before Congress earlier this month spoke in front of the British Parliament It fans hate right Anger and he is the easiest way to grow on Facebook A set of documents showing that restrictions deployed by Facebook to limit potential harmful content and mitigate violence were rolled back after the 2020 election Como traffic.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Digital Marketing from the Trenches : Live at the Hive

Digital Marketing from the Trenches : Live at the Hive

02:53 min | 2 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Digital Marketing from the Trenches : Live at the Hive

"How it makes sense for your brand. So just don't jump on the bandwagon because everybody else is doing it. Make sure that you understand how those different social media channels work and what's going to work best for your brand because just to be. There isn't enough anymore. You need to actually creating engaging content that makes sense mine content manager hot on you go just jumping back courtney. You've probably jumped a little bit ahead asking about the facebook. We will be talking about that. So it's actually probably a pretty good segue as a ask him what. Y'all think about the rumored facebook rebrand. I think they're trying to get people to forget how they feel about facebook. So let's talk a little bit about that. One share that up so facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name. I somehow details are very light on this right. At the moment you think even within facebook very few people know about this very few people including senior management know what the changes are going to be an obviously with francis hogan couple of weeks ago jumping into the spilling of the tea were inside of facebook and leaking all of the documents. They are really not too keen on transitioning or telling the internal teams What this rebrand is gonna look like so one of the things that i do know about. This absolutely is that. Facebook wants to perceive itself as a lot more than just a social series of social networks. Because eventually that's going to die off for them in the exact same way that google rebranded actually with alphabet right. They've got self driving cars and flying cars in all sorts of there's all sorts of stuff that google alphabet is working on through their subsidiaries facebook's looking to do very same thing they're really focused on the metaverse. We'll see how that pans out. If that's going to be another google glass style thing or if they're really going to double down a lot of people do agree that the metaverse or some form thereof is kind of the future again. Td who knows my feeling on this just looking at everything is going to be very similar to what in here too and it was in the series of other articles this week. It's going to be a lot less of. I don't think they're going to change. Facebook's name of the product i think facebook will become a product beneath a rebranded parent company. That's gonna split everything up in a little bit more of Individual way were. They share all sorts of resources. So you can look at it that way. And i think that's i highly doubt that you're not going to see that blue f logo and the instagram logo..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Or so. A bunch of outlets all have and they're coming out soon. We've got obviously we've got the Facebook. I'm not asking you to tip anything or whatever. But that would be the chance. It's definitely real. It certainly appears that Facebook PRN heads up that the reporters were going to make fun of its new name. But what I've gathered is that this is sort of leftover stuff from The Wall Street Journal's investigation. B roll. The B roll, so, you know, but it was amazing that Facebook PR was like, there are 30, there are 30 plus reporters who've agreed to hold due to after a PR firm. And it's like you do that all the time when you have product announcements, there's no problem there when you manipulate the media. But as soon as somebody else is doing it, you're all of a sudden trying to turn the public against journalists. The whole Facebook approach to this has been totally insane. I mean, I was thinking on the way over here. Can you imagine a company doing what they did? No, this is totally bonkers. I mean, if they would have just said to every question, if they would have just said, we're doing the research so we can get better. Sure. They could have very easily turned so bored. Oh my God, they could have turned it from this massive glaring scandal into oh hey, they are doing the research. Actually, I think it's pretty cool that they're doing the research. Good on them. Right. That's a huge deal. But instead they've now talked about how Francis Hogan has doesn't report to aunt never reported to anybody in the journalists or getting it wrong and the data, the researchers are bad, and really an instance of that does protest too much. It's like a Facebook, what exactly? You know, you wouldn't be doing all this stuff unless you sort of hard at hearts believe that a lot of this criticism is legitimate. So but yeah, again, like Zuckerberg had a good response. He's like, we're doing the research. I just like, you know, and they've affected others. They're trying to journalists for like going through, like, you know, if it was me, and, you know, I don't work for Facebook for a reason. But I would have just been like, you know, I felt the need to address it. You know, I would have just been like, you know, we're glad that these reporters are getting a hold of our research. We're the only one that does it. We challenge them to get research like this from many other companies and to find a company anywhere close to a serious as we are to improving. That isn't the situation. The results. I mean, what the research shows. And what Facebook knew and what Facebook did or did not choose to do to address those issues with its product. Of course, is the realm where it says, okay, Facebook self regulation clearly is not working because you need these things and yet you did it anyways. Yeah, yeah, no, I would say that talking purely about the communications. That's the stuff that's bonkers. This stuff that this research found is definitely glaring and revelatory. Is it surprising? No, because it's important, I think for folks to understand that there's two so there's two sides to Facebook, right? There's the side.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Our Body Politic

Our Body Politic

05:33 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Our Body Politic

"Just the latest revelation about the tech industry. A former facebook employee named francis hogan blew the lid off of what she says are the social media. Companies decisions to choose prophets overdoing. What's best for its users. My next guest will help us. Examine the real impact of a lack of regulation in tech dr nicole. Turner lee is the director of the center for technology innovation and a senior fellow at the brookings institution dr turner lee. Welcome to our body politic. Oh thanks for having me. We're going to start by chopping it up about facebook. So whistle blower francis hogan went on sixty minutes to talk about company documents that she took an has shared with the sec and other members of government and the media and it shows what she says is a pursuit of profit regardless of toxic effects on teens and other users of different facebook products then within days the facebook we'd of sites and platforms went down twice now is this a critical inflection point for the company. So there's a couple of things to sort of dissect from this conversation that happened on capitol hill and what. We're learning about facebook as a platform in general first and foremost..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on The Dworkin Report

The Dworkin Report

05:11 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on The Dworkin Report

"Targeting is through this. This machine learning mechanism i was. I was curious. Because against the question that i was going to follow up with that What are your thoughts about. Whistle blower francis. You had mentioned her testimony. Congress's speak after bombshell sixty minutes interviewed. Did anything surprise you or stick out to you that you know people should know about specifically. I don't think anything surprised me i Many of the things that she talked about inner testimony where things that i wrote about In february of this year and it was nice to just be validated because when i published my investigation. Facebook said a lot of the same talking points that they're saying now trying to discredit me and trying to discredit my work. And so it's great that now there's this whistle blower who has extensive Understanding of what's happening within facebook internally and has released all these documents and a saying exactly the same thing that i was saying Yeah so that's i mean it's an it's i think what stands out about what she's trying to do is right now in congress. And among policymakers there's been a really big focus on how to regulate content on facebook or or any of the social media. Networks like what doesn't doesn't belong on the platform and when i was writing my investigation so many people told me like this is fundamentally the wrong strategy because when you're only ever talking about what belongs or what doesn't belong it doesn't actually get at the root of the problem because you're constantly going to. There's constantly going to be new forms of content that you have to update your content policy to address but during the time that it takes for you to do that. It's already gone viral on the platform. Because of the way that facebook's algorithms incentivize virology on the platform and so francis hogan has been really drilling at home and being like we need to actually look at the algorithms and the outward mc amplification that happens on facebook and bad is how we address this problem not just forced or informs about content but for all forms of bad content And it's it's it's really nice to just like see that finally landing because there have been many other people who've talked about it before. But i think something about her expertise and Like her compelling the testimony. Has i think really caught. policymakers noticed and made them start thinking more deeply about that. Exactly it. it's weird. How the you have the social networking providing. I guess that you're providing the database to them or like as you enter more content More information about yourself. You're giving them more content for them to than provide ads or or sustain themselves..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:19 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Facebook's horrible no good very bad week and what. It means for antitrust reform. By abby vassilis facebook's week was off to a terrible start even before its former data scientist. Francis hogan testified in front of senators on tuesday that the networks algorithms amplified social divisions and lead teenagers to content glorifying eating disorders on monday. And update to the routers. That coordinate traffic to facebook's data centers went astray bringing a substantial segment of the world social media landscape to a grinding halt for more than five hours and renewing calls for federal antitrust reforms that could dismantle the ever-growing tech giant. The company's catastrophic albeit temporary collapse didn't render just one messaging tool unusable for millions. Its hold over three of the world. Social communications market meant several alternatives that users would normally turn to or out of commission for many americans with friends and family overseas the messaging platform. What's up which facebook purchased in two thousand fourteen. Is there go to up for staying in touch. The backup would be facebook and true for a lot of my friends. Says josh palmer co founder of online quiz platform. Breen fall who uses. What's app to stay in touch with friends in both europe and the us for that six hour window ninety percent of the people that i regularly communicate with. I wouldn't even have a backup. The outages in tandem with howkins testimony and appearance on sixty minutes. Sunday have brought fresh urgency to long running calls from a bipartisan group of us lawmakers to update the country's laws governing monopolies to better regulate or even break up the company. Little has changed about america's antitrust laws since the clayton and sherman acts passed more than a century ago in recent years. Republicans and democrats have increasingly voiced criticisms of big tex rise though for different reasons. Democrats tend to argue that market concentration hurts consumers in a more general sense while republicans have largely focused on how large tech companies can leverage their market power to suppress certain types of political speech but this week lawmakers on both sides of the aisle found common ground in their belief that the time has come to act when facebook and the other platforms. It owns all went down at the same time. It showed the stranglehold. The company has on social media. And how we communicate. Senator amy klobuchar chair of the subcommittee.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:18 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Safety facebook. Whistle blower francis hogan went on to urge lawmakers to take action against facebook. Facebook wants you to believe that the problems we're talking about our unsolvable they want you to believe in false choices. They want you to believe that you must choose between facebook full of divisive in extreme content or losing one of the most important values. Our country was founded on free speech. That you must choose between public oversight of facebook's choices and your personal privacy that to be able to share fun photos of your kids with old friends you must also be inundated with anger driven reality. They want you to believe that this is just part of the deal. I'm here today to tell you. That's not true. These problems are solvable. A safer free speech respecting more enjoyable. Social media is possible. But there's one thing that. I hope everyone takes away from. These disclosures is that facebook and change. But it's clearly not going to do so on its own. My fears that without action. Divisive and extremists behaviors. We see today are only the beginning. What we saw in me on mar and are now seen in. Ethiopia are only the opening chapters of a story so terrifying. No one wants to read the underbid. Tuesday's hearing the senate subcommittee chair democratic connecticut. Senator richard blumenthal compared facebook to big tobacco and big tech faces. That big tobacco jaw dropping. Moment of truth it is documented. Prove it facebook knows its products can be addictive and toxic to children are. Children are the ones who are victims today. Looking at themselves in the mirror feel doubt and insecurity mark zuckerberg ought to be looking at himself in her today and yet rather than taking responsibility and showing leadership. Mr zuckerberg is going. Sailing is new modus operandi. No apologies. No admission no action. Nothing to see here mark zuckerberg you need to come before this committee. You need to explain to francis hogan to us to the world and to the parents of america what you were doing. And why you get hours. After facebook whistle blower francis. How testified facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg responded in a message. Posted on facebook. Writing quote at the heart of these accusations. Is this idea that we prioritize prophet over safety and wellbeing. That's just not true. Zakar went on to write the argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply logical. We make money from ads and advertisers consistently tell us they don't want their ads next to harmful or angry content. He said to talk more about face. But we're joined by two guests. In san francisco. Roger mcnamee is back with us. Early investor in facebook mentor to the ceo. Mark zuckerberg then went on to write the book duct waking up to the facebook. Catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica solace co-ceo of the media advocacy group free press and co-founder of change the terms coalition that works to disrupt hate online. She's also member of the real facebook oversight board for those of you who watch democracy yesterday. These were our two guests leading up to the hearing and we thought we'd have you back to see what you were most affected by. What were you most surprised by roger. Mcnamee let's begin with you today. You know mark zuckerberg well. You were his mentor. Early investor in facebook talk about how significant this testimony is. Can you explain one thing. What is this issue of the algorithm. How does it give the lie to what zuckerberg said. We're not trying to increase. Hate and anger so the thing here is there to basic problems that we're dealing with. One is the culture of american business where. Ceo's are told to prioritize shareholder value at all costs and it's a little bit like the excuse. I'm just following orders right. That absolves essentially all manner sense. And that's a big part of the problem at facebook. Essentially think about the business this way. Advertising is the core of their economy. They get that through attention and facebook created a global network where people shared things with their intimate friends. And what happened was facebook was the first medium on earth to get access to what i call the inner self the characteristics of people they would normally only disclose to their most intimate partners friends family and in marketing. That stuff is gold and the thing is it's not just valuable traditional markers it's incredibly valuable to scammers and people who are doing things that would otherwise be legal. And if you think about what. Facebook did by connecting the whole world. It brought the world of scams into the mainstream. So when mark says something like well. You know our advertisers consistently tell us they don't want to be by know hostile. Contact the problem with that. Is that some of their biggest most important. Advertisers are the actual people who spread dangerous content. So if you think about stop the steel that was an advertising campaign if you think about anti vacs. Those people are advertisers. And so the issue here for baseball is they've created. This network is essentially an unpatrolled commercial. Place that preys on people's emotions because the best way to get people's attention is to trigger fear or outrage and so the algorithms don't sit there going. I'm looking for fear outrage what they do is they're looking for things that get you to react. And it's simply a fact of human nature of human psychology that fear and outrage of the most effective way to do that and that's why francis hogan's testimonies so devastating because she is an expert in algorithm design. She is completely credible on this issue and the stuff that she shared not stuff. That was her opinion. It was research created by the best people. Facebook at the direction of facebook's management and so when facebook comes out after saying she only worked there for two years and she wasn't any of the meetings none of that is relevant and it sort of classic deflection by facebook. And i would argue that facebook's responses yesterday really built francis hogan's credibility because if you sat there after that here just ask yourself who did you find more credible.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:18 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Safety facebook. Whistle blower francis hogan went on to urge lawmakers to take action against facebook. Facebook wants you to believe that the problems we're talking about our unsolvable they want you to believe in false choices. They want you to believe that you must choose between facebook full of divisive in extreme content or losing one of the most important values. Our country was founded on free speech. That you must choose between public oversight of facebook's choices and your personal privacy that to be able to share fun photos of your kids with old friends you must also be inundated with anger driven reality. They want you to believe that this is just part of the deal. I'm here today to tell you. That's not true. These problems are solvable. A safer free speech respecting more enjoyable. Social media is possible. But there's one thing that. I hope everyone takes away from. These disclosures is that facebook and change. But it's clearly not going to do so on its own. My fears that without action. Divisive and extremists behaviors. We see today are only the beginning. What we saw in me on mar and are now seen in. Ethiopia are only the opening chapters of a story so terrifying. No one wants to read the underbid. Tuesday's hearing the senate subcommittee chair democratic connecticut. Senator richard blumenthal compared facebook to big tobacco and big tech faces. Big tobacco jaw dropping. Moment of truth. It is documented. Prove it facebook knows its products can be addictive and toxic to children are. Children are the ones who are victims today. Looking at themselves in the mirror. Feel doubt and insecurity marks up. A bird ought to be looking at himself in her today and yet rather than taking responsibility and showing leadership mr zuckerberg is going. Sailing is new modus operandi. No apologies no admission. No action nothing to see here. Mark zuckerberg you need to come before this committee. You need to explain to francis hogan to us to the world and to the parents of america what you were doing. And why you get hours. After facebook whistle blower francis. How testified facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg responded in a message. Posted on facebook. Writing quote at the heart of these accusations. Is this idea that we prioritize prophet over safety and wellbeing. That's just not true. Zakar went on to write the argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply logical. We make money from ads and advertisers consistently tell us they don't want their ads next to harmful or angry content. He said to talk more about face. But we're joined by two guests. In san francisco. Roger mcnamee is back with us. Early investor in facebook mentor to the ceo. Mark zuckerberg then went on to write the book duct waking up to the facebook. Catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica solace co-ceo of the media advocacy group free press and co-founder of change the terms coalition that works to disrupt hate online. She's also member of the real facebook oversight board for those of you who watch democracy yesterday. These were our two guests leading up to the hearing and we thought we'd have you back to see what you were most affected by. What were you most surprised by roger. Mcnamee let's begin with you today. You know mark zuckerberg well. You were his mentor. Early investor in facebook talk about how significant this testimony is. Can you explain one thing. What is this issue of the algorithm. How does it give the lie to what zuckerberg said. We're not trying to increase. Hate and anger so the thing here is there to basic problems that we're dealing with. One is the culture of american business where. Ceo's are told to prioritize shareholder value at all costs and it's a little bit like the excuse. I'm just following orders right. That absolves essentially all manner sense. And that's a big part of the problem at facebook. Essentially think about the business this way. Advertising is the core of their economy. They get that through attention and facebook created a global network where people shared things with their intimate friends. And what happened was facebook was the first medium on earth to get access to what i call the inner self the characteristics of people they would normally only disclose to their most intimate partners friends family and in marketing. That stuff is gold and the thing is it's not just valuable traditional markers it's incredibly valuable to scammers and people who are doing things that would otherwise be legal. And if you think about what. Facebook did by connecting the whole world. It brought the world of scams into the mainstream. So when mark says something like well. You know our advertisers consistently tell us they don't want to be by know hostile. Contact the problem with that. Is that some of their biggest most important. Advertisers are the actual people who spread dangerous content. So if you think about stop the steel that was an advertising campaign if you think about anti vacs. Those people are advertisers. And so the issue here for baseball is they've created. This network is essentially an unpatrolled commercial. Place that preys on people's emotions because the best way to get people's attention is to trigger fear or outrage and so the algorithms don't sit there going. I'm looking for fear outrage what they do is they're looking for things that get you to react. And it's simply a fact of human nature of human psychology that fear and outrage of the most effective way to do that and that's why francis hogan's testimonies so devastating because she is an expert in algorithm design. She is completely credible on this issue and the stuff that she shared was not stuff. That was her opinion. It was research created by the best people. Facebook at the direction of facebook's management and so when facebook comes out after saying she only worked there for two years and she wasn't any of the meetings none of that is relevant and it sort of classic deflection by facebook. And i would argue that facebook's responses yesterday really built francis hogan's credibility because if you sat there after that here just ask yourself who did you find more credible.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:18 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Safety facebook. Whistle blower francis hogan went on to urge lawmakers to take action against facebook. Facebook wants you to believe that the problems we're talking about our unsolvable they want you to believe in false choices. They want you to believe that you must choose between facebook full of divisive in extreme content or losing one of the most important values. Our country was founded on free speech. That you must choose between public oversight of facebook's choices and your personal privacy that to be able to share fun photos of your kids with old friends you must also be inundated with anger driven reality. They want you to believe that this is just part of the deal. I'm here today to tell you. That's not true. These problems are solvable. A safer free speech respecting more enjoyable. Social media is possible. But there's one thing that. I hope everyone takes away from. These disclosures is that facebook and change. But it's clearly not going to do so on its own. My fears that without action. Divisive and extremists behaviors. We see today are only the beginning. What we saw in me on mar and are now seen in. Ethiopia are only the opening chapters of a story so terrifying. No one wants to read the underfoot. Tuesday's hearing the senate subcommittee chair democratic connecticut. Senator richard blumenthal compared facebook to big tobacco and big tech faces. That big tobacco jaw dropping. Moment of truth it is documented. Prove it facebook knows its products can be addictive and toxic to children are. Children are the ones who are victims today. Looking at themselves in the mirror feel doubt and insecurity mark zuckerberg ought to be looking at himself in her today and yet rather than taking responsibility and showing leadership. Mr zuckerberg is going. Sailing is new modus operandi. No apologies. No admission no action. Nothing to see here mark zuckerberg you need to come before this committee. You need to explain to francis hogan to us to the world and to the parents of america what you were doing. And why you get hours. After facebook whistle blower francis. How testified facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg responded in a message. Posted on facebook. Writing quote at the heart of these accusations. Is this idea that we prioritize prophet over safety and wellbeing. That's just not true. Zakar went on to write the argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply logical. We make money from ads and advertisers consistently tell us they don't want their ads next to harmful or angry content. He said to talk more about face. But we're joined by two guests and san francisco. Roger mcnamee is back with us. Early investor in facebook mentor to the ceo. Mark zuckerberg then went on to write the book duct waking up to the facebook. Catastrophe and in los angeles. We're joined by jessica solace co-ceo of the media advocacy group free press and co-founder of change the terms coalition that works to disrupt hate online. She's also member of the real facebook oversight board for those of you who watch democracy yesterday. These were our two guests leading up to the hearing and we thought we'd have you back to see what you were most affected by. What were you most surprised by roger. Mcnamee let's begin with you today. You know mark zuckerberg well. You were his mentor. Early investor in facebook talk about how significant this testimony is. Can you explain one thing. What is this issue of the algorithm. How does it give the lie to what zuckerberg said. We're not trying to increase. Hate and anger so the thing here is there to basic problems that we're dealing with. One is the culture of american business where. Ceo's are told to prioritize shareholder value at all costs and it's a little bit like the excuse. I'm just following orders right. That absolves essentially all manner sense. And that's a big part of the problem at facebook. Essentially think about the business this way. Advertising is the core of their economy. They get that through attention and facebook created a global network where people shared things with their intimate friends. And what happened was facebook was the first medium on earth to get access to what i call the inner self the characteristics of people they would normally only disclose to their most intimate partners friends family and in marketing. That stuff is gold and the thing is it's not just valuable traditional markers it's incredibly valuable to scammers and people who are doing things that would otherwise be legal. And if you think about what. Facebook did by connecting the whole world. It brought the world of scams into the mainstream. So when mark says something like well. You know our advertisers consistently tell us they don't want to be by know hostile. Contact the problem with that. Is that some of their biggest most important. Advertisers are the actual people who spread dangerous content. So if you think about stop the steel that was an advertising campaign if you think about anti vacs. Those people are advertisers. And so the issue here for baseball is they've created. This network is essentially an unpatrolled commercial. Place that preys on people's emotions because the best way to get people's attention is to trigger fear or outrage and so the algorithms don't sit there going. I'm looking for fear outrage what they do is they're looking for things that get you to react. And it's simply a fact of human nature of human psychology that fear and outrage of the most effective way to do that and that's why francis hogan's testimonies so devastating because she is an expert in algorithm design. She is completely credible on this issue and the stuff that she shared was not stuff. That was her opinion. It was research created by the best people. Facebook at the direction of facebook's management and so when facebook comes out after saying she only worked there for two years and she wasn't any of the meetings none of that is relevant and it sort of classic deflection by facebook. And i would argue that facebook's responses yesterday really built francis hogan's credibility because if you sat there after that here just ask yourself who did you find more credible.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:48 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Banning crypto Many of these tokens do meet the tests of being an investment contract or a note or some other form of security that we bring them within the investor protection remit of the SEC Jensen told a House hearing his focus is to ensure the crypto industry follows investor and consumer protection rules along with anti money laundering and tax laws Facebook is also a focus on Capitol Hill Nathan Facebook whistleblower and former employer Francis haugen is issuing a scathing testimony about alleged bad behavior at the company at Baxter as details from our Bloomberg 9 60 newsroom in San Francisco Francis Hogan says Facebook works tirelessly to make Congress feel that risks posed by its platforms are too difficult to fix The company intentionally hides vital information from the public from the U.S. government and from governments around the world And that somebody needs to have some control of information other than Mark Zuckerberg There are no similarly powerful companies that are as unilaterally controlled How again says she fears for the younger generation Facebook vice president in charge of content Monica bicker says regulation is fine but under the standards that companies need to hit in this industry how do they report on that Zuckerberg has issued a short statement saying her allegations are not true in that the company does not prioritize profit over safety In San Francisco I'm at Baxter Bloomberg daybreak All right thanks Elsewhere in Washington Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is forcing another vote today to suspend the debt ceiling Republicans are united against the move At the same time President Biden is trying to keep his economic agenda live He visited the battleground state of Michigan yesterday saying that politicians who oppose his spending plans are complicit in America's decline These bills are about competitiveness.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast

Nerd On! The Podcast

05:16 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast

"Say like this all of the the names that you wait to go by you can see your mid credit scene or your post credit scene all those people. Yeah all those people not the people at the title cards but all the other people but the thing is to kinda give some more understanding grounding this of this is actors directors producers shore winners all voice their support for this even though sometimes. They're the reason why you know when actors don't show up on time causing the set to run late. When producers asked for people to work full twelve hour days when they've worked eight hours and got all the shots i needed things like that when directors decided to change things up because you know they want to be creative and and put some spontaneity into it when writers want to change things up because they wanna move a different location like those are things that causes so as much as wonderful. It is to have people who were supportive of it just understand. Everyone plays a part in it regardless So that's one bit of news. The other strike was that a resounding majority yes So we'll find out more than likely if there is a strike or when it strikes. It won't be for more than like a month because at that point every fuck every studio was gonna just die every single. My second bit of news i once. I've always like a big bombshell that dropped today At the time of everyone's listening this. You remember that on monday All of facebook and instagram and die of like just turn often work now. I want to talk a little bit about the scope of it all because this happened kind of abruptly overnight and then people can log on and stuff. Everyone made a big joke about it using twitter. Xyz this all happened as well as sixty minutes a francis hogan on time with it Came forward as a whistleblower talking about how the ethical Conduct of. Facebook is pretty much unethical..

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The Facebook Whistleblower Is a Pro-Censorship Czar

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:21 min | 3 months ago

The Facebook Whistleblower Is a Pro-Censorship Czar

"I turned to. Cbs to see what was on. And it was this. Facebook whistle blower found the whole thing to be really strange very staged very scripted. And so you have this whistle blower going on sixty minutes and said okay. This doesn't seem right just the way she was answering questions it was she kept on saying i want what's best for the company wants what's best for facebook and i think they're getting in their own way. So that's strange whistle blower the keeps on saying that you actually want what's best for the company that's kind of a weird way to frame it and so then today all of a sudden the whistle blowers in front of congress. That happened quickly. So you go from sixty minutes to congress and forty eight hours thirty six hours not even who put all that together. Is there a democrat staffer. That wants her to go in front of congress and so this woman who is testifying francis how gin. She's a thirty seven year old former facebook product manager who worked on the civic integrity issues at the company. Now mind you yesterday. Facebook was down mysteriously for five or six hours. And there is a theory out there. And i just want to reiterate it unsubstantiated and purely conjecture purely speculative that all of this is tied together that there might have been some sort of algorithm ix system reset within facebook which is why facebook went down for five hours yesterday. Why none of the people in charge of facebook seemed that confused or irritated when facebook went down. Purely unsubstantiated and speculative but it's interesting and it would make sense in a certain particular theory of analysis so francis hogan gets in front of facebook and she says something repeatedly look in order to save facebook from the children in order to save facebook or save children from facebook. We need more government regulation to monitor the political discourse on facebook so basically she is a pro censorship.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

03:28 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"That ladies francis hogan yeah and that came out and what she was saying and how they manipulate their product to impact people and they were well aware of the very negative impacts particularly on young girls. that This entire deal is having. They were totally aware of it once again as she said. I think the sums it up and quite well that facebook prioritized prophets over public. Good facebook was being used for a sex trafficking and exploitation and they just turned a blind eye to all of it. Hate speech proliferating. Yeah well we're going to hear more about it but long run. I think facebook's going anywhere. No i seriously seriously doubt it. Yeah but i had laughed. Because i actually posted that question. Do you think that outage was a diversion. I actually posted that question on. Yes my facebook page. So i'm going to check in and see if i've been canceled. Asked him the question. There you go. You're talking about your facebook with all of this and i have to say. Facebook is of the thirty five stocks that i'm recommending for long term investors instill. Yeah yeah long term. Is there yesterday j. P. morgan's chief. Global strategist i. Follow these guys that worked for the giants you know. Mark novick is his name he said and this is a quote he said. We don't believe the recent bout in the markets will lead to a sustained fall and we will keep buying into any weakness and there was ample weakness to buy into yesterday. The dow dropped one percent but the the big weakness was in the nasdaq. Were with the big tech stocks. It was down two point. One percent to a mark that was seven and a half percent below. Its record high. The snp dropped one point three percent to five and a half percent below. Its record high now. Just something for you to remember. History defines a correction in an upward moving market beginning at ten percent below the most recent record high and a reversal or a bear market beginning at twenty percents below the most recent record high and that mark for the nasdaq yesterday again. was seven was seven percent and the snp was five and a half percent below the record high so they're not even at correction level yet and i say yet. I'm not saying that going there. But i don't know they might and keep in mind. A correction is is healthy. So what's going on this morning. The investors are beginning to cautiously by the weakness down. Industrial average is up ninety points. One quarter of a percentage point at thirty four thousand ninety. Two s&p five hundred is up twelve points. That's again a little bit over a quarter of a percent to four thousand three hundred twelve. The nasdaq at fourteen three. Oh eight is up fifty four..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:10 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on WCPT 820

"COVID especially those who didn't get a strong response from a vaccination If approved this would be the first preventive medicine And Johnson & Johnson's asking regulators to approve its booster vaccine J&J wants the FDA to authorize boosters for those 18 and over who received the company's one shot vaccine regulators last month signed off on Pfizer's booster shots and Americans could start getting those boosters later this month Sagar Meghani Washington Australia's prime minister says his country will reach an 80% vaccination rate today but he's asking foreign travelers to stay away for another month Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for physics For groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems Including work on climate change the arteries are from Germany Italy and Japan The DEA is honoring one of its own and agent shot and killed on an Amtrak train Monday while conducting a sweep for contraband in Tucson The gunman is also dead President Biden today heads to Michigan asking voters to demand support For his social spending plan now stalled in Congress Press secretary Jen Psaki Almost 10% of people in Michigan don't have broadband access That is really something that will help level the playing field for people whether they're in urban or rural communities 44% of people in Michigan live in child care deserts The Facebook whistleblower Francis Hogan testifies before a Senate subcommittee today She says Facebook and Instagram executives know their harming society but ignoring that for profit This is a pay news The United Nations Children's Fund is calling on governments to spend more money to help children worldwide suffering psychological damage because of the pandemic The coronavirus crisis forcing school closures that upended the lives of children and adolescents has thrust the issue of their mental well-being to the fore UNICEF's executive director Henrietta forces two little investment is being made by governments to address these critical needs I'm Charles De Ledesma A prominent rights group says the Taliban unlawfully killed 13 ethnic hazaras Most of them Afghan soldiers who would surrender to the insurgents A report by Amnesty International says the killings took place in late August about two weeks after the Taliban had seized control of the country The militant group had told the world that it had changed its ways I'm Jackie Quinn a P news This is a 20 a.m. willow springs and streaming worldwide at 8 20 dot com We are Chicago's progressive talk where facts matter Now your 8 20 Chicago traffic update And now Kennedy traffic is packed Come on to downtown Chicago It takes an hour and.

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"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

04:24 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"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 in the genocide in myanmar. I would've looked right away at this issue at at weather. Our moderation systems keeping people safe particularly around the globe and the fact that that didn't happen is appalling and unacceptable. Britain roger mcnamee to the conversation. Welcome to democracy now. And could you talk to us about your reaction to the latest revelations from a francis hogan and and how you initially began to to believe that a facebook was on a negative and dangerous course. It's a great honor to be back on the show with you all today and i want to tip my hat to my friend jessica. 'cause i think. She framed many of the problems it exactly correctly. I also wanna throw out a huge. You know thanks to francis She is so courageous so authoritative and so utterly convincing. I mean this is a person who is in a position enormous responsibility to facebook who is very technically competent. Who saw these problems and had the courage to bring documents out to make sure the whole world knows that level of courage is i mean we should be all applauding my own experience. I was an adviser to mark in the early days of facebook. I mean he was twenty two when we met. I advised when the company starting before it even had a news feed My concerns became an issue for me in early. Two thousand sixteen and i reached out to mark zuckerberg and shell sandberg just before the election. Two thousand sixteen to warn them. Because i was afraid..

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"francis hogan" Discussed on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes

07:51 min | 3 months ago

"francis hogan" Discussed on 60 Minutes

"Her name is francis how that is a fact that facebook has been anxious to know since last month when an anonymous former employee filed complaints with federal law enforcement the complaints say facebook's own research shows that amplifies hate misinformation and political unrest but the company hides what it knows one complaint alleges that facebook instagram harms teenage girls. What makes hogan's complaints. Unprecedented is the trove of private facebook research. She took when she quit in. May the documents appeared. I last month in the wall street journal. But tonight francis hogan is revealing her identity to explain why she became the facebook whistleblower thing i saw facebook over and over again was there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for facebook and facebook over and over shows to optimize for its own interests. Like making more money for instance. How is thirty. Seven a data scientist from iowa with a degree in computer engineering and a harvard. Master's degree in business for fifteen years. She's worked for companies including google and pinterest. I've seen a bunch of social networks and it was substantially whereas facebook. Anything i'd seen before someone else might have just quit and moved on. And i wonder why you take the stand. Imagine you know what's going on facebook and you know no one on the outside knows i knew what my future looks like if i continue to stay inside of facebook which is person after person after person has tackled this inside of facebook and ground themselves to the ground women. How did it occur to you to take all of these documents out of the company at some point in twenty twenty one. I realized i'm going to have to do a stomach way. And i have to get out enough. No one can question that. This is real. She secretly copied tens of thousands of pages of facebook internal research. She says evidence shows that the company is lying to the public about making significant progress against hate violence and misinformation one study. She found from this year. Says we estimate that we may action as little as three to five percent of hate and about six tenths of one percent of violence and incitement on facebook. Despite being the best in the world at it to quote from another one of the documents 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 roads our faith in each other in a row our ability to want to care for each other the version of facebook that today is terry in our societies apart causing ethnic violence around the world ethnic violence including me and more in two thousand eighteen when the military used facebook to launch a genocide. First quarter of twenty thousand for instance haugen told us. She was recruited by facebook in two thousand nineteen. She says she agreed to take the job only if she could work against misinformation because she had lost a friend to online conspiracy theories. I never wanted anyone to feel the pain that i had felt and i had seen. How high the stakes were in terms of making sure. There was high quality information facebook at headquarters. She was assigned to civic integrity which worked on risks to elections including this information but after this past election there was a turning point they told us we're dissolving civic integrity like they basically said okay we we made it through the election there wasn't riots wing of integrity now fast forward couple of months. We got insurrection and when they got rid of civic integrity. It was the moment where i was like. I don't trust the they're willing to actually invest what needs to be invested to keep facebook from being dangerous. Facebook says the work of civic integrity was distributed to other units. How can told us. The root of facebook's problem is in a change that it made in two thousand eighteen to its algorithms the programming that decides what you see on your facebook newsfeed. So you have your phone. You might see only one hundred pieces of content if you sit and scroll off or five minutes but facebook has thousands of options that can show you the algorithm picks from those options based on the kind of content. You've engaged with the most in the past and one of the consequences of how facebook is picking out that content. Today is it just optimizing for content. That gets engagement a reaction but its own research is showing that content. That is hateful. That is divisive. That is polarizing. It's easier to inspire people to anger and it is to other emotions misinformation. Angry content is enticing to people. Entertaining keeps them on the platform yes. Facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer people will spend less time on site. they'll click on less ads. they'll make less money. How can says. Facebook understood the danger to the twenty twenty election so it turned on safety systems to reduce misinformation but many of those changes. She says we're temporary. And as soon as the election was 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. Facebook says some of the safety systems remained but after the election. Facebook was used by some to organize the january sixth insurrection prosecutors site facebook post says evidence photos who've armed partisans and text including by bullet or ballot restoration of the republicans coming extremists used many platforms but facebook is a recurring theme. After the attack facebook employees rampaged on an internal message board copied by haugen. Haven't we had enough time to figure out how to manage discourse without enabling violence. We look for positive comments and found this. I don't think our leadership team data ignores descent ignores truth but that drew this reply. Welcome to facebook. I see you just joined in november. Twenty twenty we have been watching wishy. Washy actions of company leadership for years now colleagues cannot conscience working for a company that does not do more to mitigate the negative effects of its platform. Facebook essentially amplifies the worst of human nature. It's one of these unfortunate consequences right knowing that. Facebook is malevolent but the incentives are misaligned relic. Facebook makes more money when you consume more content people enjoy engaging with things that a listener emotional reaction and the more anger that they could expose.

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