Face it, Facebook won't bow to pressure for change

Latest reports show continued failure to address issues on dangerous misinformation and hate speech. Only advertisers can exert pressure but the profits remain astronomical.

The Washington Post this week detailed how Facebook's CEO, Mr Mark Zuckerberg, often overruled researchers' concerns and suggestions in pursuit of growth. PHOTO: AFP

(NYTIMES) Facebook has endured one of the most punishing stretches of corporate coverage in recent memory, exposing its immense power and blithe disregard for its deleterious impacts. But none of it really matters.

One overarching theme of the coverage, prompted by the meting out of tens of thousands of pages of internal documents by the whistle-blower and former employee Frances Haugen, is that Facebook's business priorities trump user privacy and safety.

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