Zuckerberg's former mentor accuses Facebook of turning a 'blind eye to dangerous content'

Mail Online | 7/16/2018 | Emily Kent Smith Media And Technology Reporter F
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Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor has claimed Facebook permits dangerous content because it is like 'crack cocaine' for web users.

Roger McNamee, who was an early investor in Mr Zuckerberg's firm, has launched a scathing attack on the social media giant as undercover footage showed its moderators are told to leave horrific content online.

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The probe found an image of a child being violently beaten as well as graphic self-harm and racist propaganda.

An undercover reporter for Channel 4's Dispatches was told by a moderator at a Facebook training centre in Dublin: 'If you start censoring too much then people lose interest in the platform. It's all about making money at the end of the day.'

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Mr McNamee said: 'From Facebook's point of view this is, this is just essentially the crack cocaine of their product right. It's the really extreme, really dangerous form of content that attracts the most highly engaged people on the platform.

'Facebook understood that it was desirable to have people spend more time on site if you're going to have an advertising based business, you need them to...
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