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Zuckerberg Hits Back at Facebook Whistleblower Claims

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Said Zuckerberg, "Most of us just dont recognize the false picture of the company that is being painted."

Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg has hit back at the testimony of the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, saying her claims the company puts profit over people's safety are "just not true".

In a blogpost, the Facebook founder and chief executive addressed one of the most damaging statements in Haugen's opening speech to US senators on Tuesday, that Facebook puts "astronomical profits before people".

"At the heart of these accusations is this idea that we prioritise profit over safety and wellbeing. That's just not true," he said.

He added: "The argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply illogical. We make money from ads, and advertisers consistently tell us they don't want their ads next to harmful or angry content."

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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