Facebook Dares Congress To Rein In Its Powers
Facebook has argued in a statement following Frances Haugen’s bombshell claims on 60 Minutes that it is “time for Congress to act” in determining how much power social media platforms have.
After slamming Haugen’s insider status — arguing she “worked for the company for less than two years, had no direct reports, never attended a decision-point meeting with C-level executives, and testified more than six times to not working on the subject matter in question” — Facebook asked for legislation to guide the company on how it should act morally.
“Despite all this, we agree on one thing; it’s time to begin to create standard rules for the internet,” Facebook wrote.
“It’s been 25 years since the rules for the internet have been updated, and instead of expecting the industry to make societal decisions that belong to legislators, it is time for Congress to act.”