Oct 4, 2021

Frances Haugen: Facebook whistleblower reveals identity

Image source, CBS. A former Facebook whistleblower responsible for a series of bombshell leaks has revealed her identity. Frances Haugen, 37, who worked as a product manager on the vivid misinformation team at Facebook, was interviewed on Sunday by CBS.She said the documents she leaked proved that Facebook repeatedly prioritised "Growth over safety". Facebook said the leaks were misleading and glossed over positive research conducted by the company. Another leak showed that Facebook was also facing a complex lawsuit from a group of its own shareholders. Last week, a Facebook executive testified to US senators that the leaks had failed to highlight the positive impact the platform had on teens.

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