Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to address her supervisory board

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said on Monday she would address the platform’s independent oversight board at her invitation.

“I accepted the invitation to let the Facebook Oversight Board know what I learned while working there”, Haugen tweeted. “Facebook has lied to the board on several occasions, and I can’t wait to share the truth with them.”

Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook’s civic integrity group, disclosed a large cache of internal Facebook documents to the the Wall Street newspaper show problems within the organization. She appeared on 60 minutes two days before, she testified before Congress that Facebook had “repeatedly” misled the public about “what its own research reveals about the safety of children and the effectiveness of its artificial intelligence systems as a role in disseminating conflicting and extreme messages ”.

In a statement posted on its website Monday, the Supervisory Board has said in recent weeks that “new information about Facebook’s approach to content moderation has come to light” in the wake of Haugen’s actions. The board seeks to “discuss Ms. Haugen’s experiences and gather information that can help push for greater transparency and accountability from Facebook through our case decisions and recommendations.”

The board said it was investigating whether Facebook “has been fully open.” The board did not immediately respond to a request for comment on specific information it hoped to discuss with Haugen.

Facebook’s supervisory board began hearing appeals for content moderation decisions on Facebook and Instagram in December 2020. The board is made up of independent members from around the world, who make decisions that are meant to be final and binding on what content they want. social media platforms should allow. or delete. The board ruled in May, for example, that Facebook’s ban on former President Trump could remain in effect.

Facebook declined to comment on Monday.

Updated October 11, 5:11 p.m. ET: Add a comment refused by Facebook

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