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Yesterday a brief breath of fresh air with lasting a full 6 hours. We need more clean air online.

Just now this was brought to my attention: A to support the whistleblower who decided to make her identity public.

gofundme.com/f/facebook-whistl?

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@humanetech Just FYI: “ The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, Says She Wants to Fix the Company, Not Harm It … ‘If people just hate Facebook more because of what I’ve done, then I’ve failed’ … ‘I don’t hate Facebook,’ she wrote. ‘I love Facebook. I want to save it.’”

wsj.com/articles/facebook-whis

#facebook #whistleblower #FrancesHaugen #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

@aral Aha, wasn't aware. And of course strongly disagree with her there.

Apart from that in general whistleblower protection is a good thing imo, even if the person involved has motives that not fully align.

@humanetech @aral

Shovels and compost are need to grow flowers is a huge pile of fresh shit that needs shovaling.

@aral I think she wants to sell a book. We have known for some time FB and such give 2 fucks about ANYTHING other than $$

@aral Think she's probably trained to say these things to make her testimony more "credible" to the senators (and the non-tech public). Who knows what she's actually thinking?

@gert

Yea, just learned via Aral that she has quite different motives wrt FB, that I don't agree with ("save FB"). But a whistleblower is a whistleblower and their leaks - ammunition to help end FB, in this case - are important regardless of their personal stance.

@humanetech If only we had a choice in life what to crowd fund, those who keep us all sharp or those who "love Facebook."

@gert

The act of whistleblowing is important, though. Regardless of who blows the whistle, if they are always just destroyed by a corporation or government there'll be no one willing to come forward in future.

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