Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, centre, arrives for a hearing with lawmakers in Paris on November 10. She has warned that the "metaverse," the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of more personal information. Photo: AP
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, centre, arrives for a hearing with lawmakers in Paris on November 10. She has warned that the "metaverse," the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of more personal information. Photo: AP
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Bhavan Jaipragas

Byte back: Big Tech makes toxic social media worse, so governments should step in

  • ‘Facebook Papers’ show reforms desperately needed including nuance and aggression filters and ‘nudges’ from policymakers
  • Facebook engineers gave some emojis five times the weight of a traditional ‘like’ despite knowing more clickbait, abuse could follow

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, centre, arrives for a hearing with lawmakers in Paris on November 10. She has warned that the "metaverse," the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of more personal information. Photo: AP
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, centre, arrives for a hearing with lawmakers in Paris on November 10. She has warned that the "metaverse," the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of more personal information. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE