Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview

Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.” Scott Pelley reports.

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48 Responses

  1. John Shafer says:

    Everyone in Silicon Valley knew social media would create many of these problems. People don’t realize that YouTube is also social media.

    • Milley Vanilly says:

      @Augie Rockero No such thing

    • Charlie B says:

      You can lump most of them just as politicians do. “Big Tech”… and overarching all of them is Google. The world is addicted to the screen.

    • Jason Killey says:


    • Charlie B says:

      @Davi Areias I agree. I broke my addiction to FB, and do a lot of “not interesteds” on Google/youtube.

    • Ace O Spades says:

      This is why I got away from FB in 2014. Social Media is like Trix. It’s just for kids. Now…I dont even think that’s a good idea either. There was hate back in the days but not like there is today. Social Media turns us against each other. Think about the Mental toll It’s puts on everyone.

  2. C says:

    The best thing you can do is just simply stop using Facebook. Nobody needs it. I can’t even count the number of people I have seen over the past year devolve into posting non-stop, angry content. When you click on it enough, you get caught in a feedback loop of seeing nothing else except anger-inducing content. The only way to break the cycle is to simply get off and leave the platform for good. My life has genuinely improved since I stopped using it over the pandemic.

  3. Joe says:

    Zuck has been preying on native Hawaiians who own land near his property in Hawaii and is forcing them to sell their property to him because they surround his property. He’s trying to obtain them so that his family’s privacy is protected, how ironic!! He has been exhausting these poor people through litigation and forcing them to eventually give up their homes.

  4. Ms Linda says:

    I cancelled my FB over a year ago. I don’t miss it. I don’t have IG, Twitter, and whatever else is out there. With the exception of one friend, I don’t get phone calls or emails from anyone on my former FB friend’s list. Guess they weren’t my friends after all.

    • Khadra Yusuf says:

      Youtube is social media and is very addictive and spreads misinformation.

    • Fee Fee says:

      Yep never had a fb, Twitter or IG. As soon as fb started..shortly after u saw how it was ruining all types of relationships and I said no thx. Lol.

    • Casshern says:

      @Zet r best way to get Facebook to stop this nonsense is remove yourself from their platform. Make them go the way of MySpace and become a dead platform.

      Why would Facebook change if you keep participating in their service? It’s like saying you hate the food at a restaurant but you keep eating there.

    • Carey Herbert says:

      Same with me.

    • Robert Weeks says:

      Same – I decided that these platforms are like lead or plutonium. No safe dose.

  5. Zufall X says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but twitter has got to be 1000 times worse.

  6. Dark Magika says:

    “what’s good for the public and what’s good for Facebook” sounds like every corporation ever.

  7. Tv Dv says:

    7:43 “No one at Facebook is malevolent.”

    I dunno about that. There’s this guy Mark at Facebook that seems pretty malevolent.

    • Christopher Jenkins says:

      @Southern Fried Kiwi I mean, I agree with you. Wouldn’t touch Mark with a 10-foot pole. I was just commenting on why this woman may have avoided saying certain things. She’s exposing them while trying to minimize her legal liability, and I don’t blame her for that.

    • Js Travelers says:

      The geeky kid that promoted this platform has become an arrogant butthead.

    • Southern Fried Kiwi says:

      @Christopher Jenkins Yup. That part was obvious.

    • Wendy Berger says:

      There’s something oddly wrong with Zuckerberg. He’s whole demeanor and responses are like robotic.

    • Sacha Gilley says:

      @Wendy Berger Something super Ooper Duper wrong with Zuckerberg. What is UP with that guy???!!

  8. geniuspharmacist says:

    The most fraudulent lying three word combination: “our company’s values”….

    • Steves Coffee says:

      @Js Travelers That’s the point of a company, but it doesn’t inherently mean that they have no morality.

    • Js Travelers says:

      @Steves Coffee
      Have you been living in a cave?

    • Live Life says:

      @Steves Coffee socialist spotted. Sounds like you have much to learn.

    • Michelle Hudson says:

      I have reported numerous ppl I don’t know for harassing me. They never take the posts down. But if I post a truth, they censor or ban me. Answer that one?? I’ve had a couple of witches speak out spells to harm me. And you guessed it, they left the comments up and running. They said it didn’t go against their guidelines and that I should jus block the person! I’m happy to see someone come out on the truth about social media.

    • Non Progredi Est Regredi says:

      @Live Life One sentence about a company possibly having morality is your metric by which to determine someone to a socialist? That seems more telling than the ambiguity of a company’s morality.

  9. Mullcrum the Sage says:

    FB was only ever good for one thing..getting into contact with people from my past in which I had lost contact with and had absolutely no other way to find them. Besides that..it’s useless.

    • Mel S. says:

      I agree with you but will add one more thing: I find out about more local events and businesses through FB than any other platform including the local newspaper. Event planners don’t have to pay FB to post an event, unlike posting an ad in the newspaper. I wish it wasn’t true but it is. Now it’s almost impossible to see success as a new business without promoting it on Facebook.

    • KonaSitkaRose says:

      This ☝️💯✔ I seldom use any social media sites because the lunacy of people makes me angry, worried and apathetic.

    • Butch Tiller says:

      And then you realized that all those people you lost touch with, you lost touch with for a reason. You didn’t really want to be in touch with them. Remember, Facebook was started by a dude who wanted to meet women. And, according to the book/movie about him, he used it to actually be hateful towards women from the start (hot or not). That was the original intent from the beginning. So, are we surprised by any of this?

  10. Monica J says:

    “Facebook has demonstrated that they can not act independently.” Haugen.

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