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WSJ accuses Facebook on a number of cases claiming the social media giant knowingly ignores its faults, FB VP says it's not true

Facebook is always stuck in one scandal or the other and hearing in courts are a usual for them now.

Currently, the allegations on Facebook seem to be really big and they come through none other than the famous Wall Street Journal.

The WSJ published a series of stories in which it highlighted the fact that many actions that are taken by Facebook are harmful for users, but despite it being aware of those problems the social media giant doesn't take any actions to diminish them.

In the articles WSJ claimed that Facebook is filled with major flaws that the tech giant is fully aware of and fully understands, but doesn't take action to overcome them. It further took the report to elaborate what were some of the major faults on the platform.

The initiation of the article began from the fact where the journal highlighted about the Facebook acquired photo sharing platform called Instagram and how its use for the minors/teens were problematic for their mental health.

Many employees that worked at Facebook are aware of the fact that the social media giant is one of the biggest sources of human trafficking because of some security issues. Let's take an example where someone posts a picture of their toddlers first day at school and even mentions the location. Their accounts can easily be hacked, information can be obtained and their kid can be abducted before they even know it and while this is a hypothetical example, you're never sure what can happen.

Apart from this many users were not happy with Facebook's new engagement update, however no efforts were made to change it as well.

The social giant was also alleged to not have controlled the anti-vaccination posts on its platform through which a lot of people went against the vaccine to fight the pandemic.

However, Facebook Vice President is pretty against all these allegations and claims that the journal is stretching matters in their articles. Nick Clegg said that while it is normal for someone to call Facebook out on matters that they think are problematic, but the claims that are put upon them are for defaming and mischaracterization.

Two Senators on the Commerce Committee panel are on the case to look on Facebook's doing after the Journal's article.


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