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A former Facebook worker reportedly told US officials on Friday that the platform made profits before stopping problematic content, weeks after another whistleblower made similar claims to help stem the firm’s latest crisis. A Washington Post report said the unidentified new whistleblower filed a complaint with the US financial regulator Securities and Exchange Commission could add to the company’s woes.

Facebook has faced criticism over the past month after former employee Frances Haugen leaked internal studies that showed the company was aware of potential harm from its sites, prompting US lawmakers to call for regulation. Inspired to renew a push.

In the SEC complaint, the new whistleblower recounts alleged statements from 2017 when the company was deciding how to handle a dispute related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

“It’ll be a flash in the pan. Some legislators will be pissed. And then in a few weeks they’ll move on to something else. In the meantime we’re printing money in the basement, and we’re fine,” said Tucker Bounds, a member of the According to the Washington Post report, the complaint quoted Facebook’s communications team as saying.

The second whistleblower signed the complaint on October 13, a week after Haugen’s scathing testimony before a Senate panel, according to the report.

Haugen told lawmakers that Facebook profited on security, which led them to leak internal company studies that harmed the Wall Street Journal series.

The Washington Post claims new whistleblowers SEC filings claim that managers of the social media giant routinely ramp up efforts to tackle misinformation and other problematic content for fear of offending US President Donald Trump or shutting down critical users for profit. reduced from.

Facebook spokeswoman Erin McPike said the article was “under the Washington Post, which will report stories during the past five years after in-depth reporting with only confirmed sources.”

Facebook has faced controversies in the past, but that hasn’t translated into enough new US law to regulate social media.


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