Whistleblower blasts Facebook’s Meta rebrand

  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Haugen said it was ‘unconscionable’ that Facebook was trumpeting its ambitions to develop the ‘metaverse’ – a virtual reality version of the Internet – rather than focusing on fixing existing problems. — Reuters

LISBON: Whistleblower Frances Haugen issued a stinging rebuke of Facebook’s “Meta” rebrand on Nov 1, accusing the company of yet again prioritising expansion over people’s safety.

The former Facebook engineer, who leaked a trove of internal documents that have sparked weeks of criticism of the social media giant, also called on its chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down.

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