Mr Zuckerberg, 37, appeared to problem claims made by Ms Haugen, 39, as he shared a observe he wrote to Fb’s firm workers to the social media platform. In his 1324-word put up, which didn’t identify Ms Haugen, the Fb founder stated: “We care deeply about points like security, well-being and psychological well being.
“It is troublesome to see protection that misrepresents our work and our motives.
“On the most elementary degree, I feel most of us simply do not acknowledge the false image of the corporate that’s being painted.”
Mr Zuckerberg’s put up has come after a troublesome week for the social media big.
Fb, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered from a serious community outage on Monday which left customers locked out of their social media accounts for as much as seven-hours.
However Fb was additionally hit by allegations by Ms Haugen that the corporate chases revenue over guaranteeing the security of the community’s customers.
“The factor I noticed at Fb over and over was there have been conflicts of curiosity between what was good for the general public and what was good for Fb,” she stated.
“And Fb, over and over, selected to optimise for its personal pursuits, like making more cash.”
In her stateside tv interview, Ms Haugen additionally claimed: “The model of Fb that exists right now is tearing our societies aside and inflicting ethnic violence all over the world.”
Nevertheless, she did add that the corporate nor its founder seemed to be intent on making a “hateful platform”.
Ms Haugen has since appeared at Capitol Hill to testify earlier than senators about the issue with social media.
“The SEV that took down all our companies yesterday was the worst outage we have had in years.
“We have spent the previous 24 hours debriefing how we will strengthen our programs in opposition to this type of failure.
“This was additionally a reminder of how a lot our work issues to folks.
“The deeper concern with an outage like this is not how many individuals change to aggressive companies or how a lot cash we lose, however what it means for the individuals who depend on our companies to speak with family members, run their companies, or assist their communities.”