The Technologies, Law and Society Research Group presents Frances Haugen, Facebook whistle-blower, in conversation with Jess Kelly, tech correspondent with Newstalk fm.
Frances Haugen is a data engineer, and formerly a product manager with Facebook. In 2021, she disclosed tens of thousands of Facebook's internal documents to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In October 2021, she told the US Congress that Meta's "leadership know how to make Facebook and Instagram safer, but won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people". She has testified to the US Congress, the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, and the Oireachtas, that government regulation of Meta is increasingly necessary. In her conversation with Jess Kelly, Frances will discuss what changes Meta can make, and what regulations legislators can introduce, to make platforms safer.
The event is presented by the Technologies, Law and Society Research Group in the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin and the Schuler Democracy Forum in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute.
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