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WATCH: Zuckerberg caught on leaked video listing punishments for Facebook whistleblowers

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Project Veritas obtained video Friday of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressing his concern for whistleblowers in the company. The video was part of an internal question and answer session, moderated by Facebook Internal Communications Director Melinda Davenport.

In the video, Zuckerberg talks about a zero-tolerance police. “We need to find and terminate people who leak stuff,” Zuckerberg said. “And we’re very good at rooting out people who are leaking stuff.”

Facebook VP, Deputy General Counsel, Employment Law and Investigations Heidi Swartz was also in the meeting. Swartz pointed to former Facebook employee and whistleblower Morgan Kahmann, using her as an example of what happens to whistleblowers in the company.

“I know some people here feel that there are good leaks and there are bad leaks,” Swartz said, “but they are all damaging and they are not the right way to bring about change.”

This comes roughly a week since Project Veritas’ last whistleblower report on Facebook. In the video, the Facebook executives pointed out that the leak was dangerous because it didn’t bother to protect the names of its employees.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Pope Francis calls for universal ban on ‘so-called surrogate motherhood’

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Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy, likening the practice as an unborn child “turned into an object of trafficking.”

“I consider despicable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” Francis said in a speech to the Holy See on Monday.

The “uterus for rent” process, as Francis has called it, was estimated to bring in $14 billion in the U.S. in 2022, and is projected to grow to a $129 billion market by 2032. National Review reports Individual surrogacies can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000 plus in the U.S. Rising infertility rates, an increase in the number of fertility clinics, and “sedentary lifestyles” contribute to surrogacy’s recent popularity, according to Global Market Insights.

“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Surrogacy is already banned in many European countries. In the United States, commercial surrogacy, or for-profit surrogacy, is legal in some states, and the practice has been used by celebrities who are very public with their decision to use surrogacy.

Altruistic surrogacy, the method by which a woman carries another person’s child for no official compensation, is legal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Greece, and Iceland, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The speech was about threats to peace and human dignity. “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Francis also listed Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, climate change, and increased weapons production as great threats to peace on Monday.

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