Facebook woes continue as new whistleblower comes forward with more allegations

A new Facebook whistleblower has emerged with some fresh set of damning allegations
A new Facebook whistleblower has emerged with some fresh set of damning allegations

A new Facebook whistleblower has emerged with some fresh set of damning allegations about how the social media giant conducts its business. As per reports from the Washington Post which first broke the story, the person is an ex-member of Facebook’s integrity team, and says the tech giant prioritizes making profits, over keeping misinformation and hate speech on its platform in check.

In the affidavit, the whistleblower clearly alleges that a former official at Facebook communications, disregarded concerns that were raised about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election, an interference that was indirectly supported and assisted by Facebook.

According to the affidavit, Tucker Bounds had claimed that the situation would die a natural death. He allegedly admitted that some legislators will definitely be pissed, but they will forget in another few weeks, and move on to something else. Meanwhile according to him, by the time these aggrieved people finally forget, they will be printing money and doing well for themselves.

The whistleblower did not stop there. He also alleged that there is a serious line of difference between what Facebook puts out as public statements, and the decisions they actually make on the inside.

Facebook denies the allegations

Facebook has since denied the allegations though. Responding through an unnamed  spokesperson to the Post, the company says that at the core of these series of allegations, is a premise that is entirely false. Facebook then warned that it sets a dangerous precedent to feature an entire story like this, on a single source making wild claims without any forms of corroboration. The unidentified spokesperson then admitted that while it is just normal for any business to care about making profit, Facebook will never do so at the expense of people’s safety.

Now, many of the allegations by this new whistleblower, who has already submitted affidavits to the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, further confirms the allegations of Frances Haugen that TheCoinrise reported in early October. Haugen who was also a former Facebook employee, provided internal documents to the Wall Street Journal for a series of negative reports about the platform.