‘Buck Stops with Him’: Facebook Whistleblower Blames Zuckerberg for Negative Effects by Social Network

Testifying in front of Congress on Tuesday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen blamed the social network’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the negative effects the social media site has had on people in that “the buck stops with him.”

During a hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, Chairman Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) remarked, “Last Thursday, my colleagues and I asked Ms. [Antigone] Davis, who was representing Facebook, about how the decision we had made whether to pause permanently Instagram for kids and she said ‘there’s no one person who makes a decision like that. We think about it that collaboratively.’ It’s as though she couldn’t mention Mark Zuckerberg’s name.”

Blumenthal proceeded to ask Haugen, “Isn’t he the one that will
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