Facebook is a popular social media platform that is widely used around the world. However, some users have reported that the app drains a significant amount of battery life. George Hayward, a former Facebook employee, has come up with a shocking claim — the app is intentionally draining the device’s battery.
According to George, the Facebook app is designed to consume many resources, including the CPU, Internet network, microphone, location, and camera, resulting in a rapid drain of the smartphone battery. The device and the operating system version also affect the rate at which the battery drains. Older cell phones with smaller batteries tend to drain more quickly.
However, the former Facebook employee claims that the battery drain is caused by factors other than the app’s resource use. This practice is also claimed to be carried out by the team led by Mark Zuckerberg. George was dismissed from Facebook for opposing negative testing, a process in which technology companies intentionally drain a user’s smartphone battery to test a new feature. These tests are often performed on a random sample of Facebook users, and not all users are affected.
George said in his lawsuit against Facebook that intentionally discharging a smartphone’s battery puts users at risk, especially in emergencies where they need to communicate with others. The lawsuit was later dropped in a federal court in Manhattan, but George believes that Facebook’s approach is illegal and allows anyone to manipulate a smartphone’s battery.
This claim raises major concerns regarding user privacy and safety and needs additional investigation.