Facebook exec: We do not prioritize engagement over safety

  • In this image taken from video Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in response to a whistleblower’s claims — supported by the company’s own internal research — that the social network’s products harm children and fuel polarization. Bickert said that Facebook does not prioritized engagement over safety. She said the reason Facebook researches teen well-being on Instagram is so that it can build better products and features to support them. (AP Photo)

A Facebook executive is pushing back on a whistleblower’s claims — supported by the company’s own internal research — that the social network’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S.

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