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Meta Terminates the Team Responsible for Finding Out Potential Harms in its Own Products

According to various reports, Meta suspended the team responsible for finding out potential harms in its own products. Go through the whole article to learn more about this news piece.

About the team’s activities

Meta’s “Responsible Innovation Team,” a group meant to address “potential harms to society” caused by Facebook’s products, is no more. The Wall Street Journareports that the team was recently “disbanded” though “most” members will stay on with other teams at the company. A Meta spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal the company was “committed to the team’s goals,” but didn’t provide a reason for the change in strategy.

About the team

As per a blog report written by Magaret Stewart, this team was quite old. The team was made up of engineers as well as people with backgrounds in civil rights and ethics, and advised the company’s product teams on “potential harms across a broad spectrum of societal issues and dilemmas,” she wrote last year. Other teams have also been through reshuffling in the past months primarily the AI team of the company. The company is going through a rough phase and has fired some amount of employees to cut down its costs and deal with the rising inflation.

About Meta

Meta is the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. The three most popular social media apps across the world are owned by the company. The company’s main objective is to create a platform for people where they can fully express themselves freely and enjoy doing it. The aspires to create a virtual world where people can do stuff that they are not able to do in their physical world. The company has a team of excellent content creators and virtual creators who will help the company deliver beyond people’s expectations and grow further.

About Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is the person who is currently heading Meta Inc. For the longest time, he has been known as the co-founder of Facebook. He is an inspiration to many and is looked after by all the young graduates who aspire to develop apps in the future.  He has made it in the Forbes magazine year after year and continues to have an influence over the people all these years. “I made so many mistakes in running the company so far, basically any mistake you can think of I probably made. I think, if anything, the Facebook story is a great example of how if you’re building a product that people love you can make a lot of mistakes” are some of his inspirational words.