Facebook whistleblower reveals her identity so that ‘no one can question this is real’

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.

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The Facebook whistleblower behind the Wall Street Journal’s exposes revealed her identity Sunday. Frances Haugen appeared on 60 minutes to explain why she felt compelled to come forward.

Her revelations included stories about elite favoritism, negative mental health effects for teenage girls, algorithms fostering discord and drug cartels and human traffickers’ open activity. While lawmakers warned about this same issues, Haugen’s testimony confirms Facebook knew about problems with the platform.

“I have to get out enough that no one can question that this is real,” Haugen said on CBS.

In addition to working for Facebook from 2019 to April 2021, Haugen has also worked at Pinterest, Google and Yelp. She worked as a product manager. After resigning on her own terms, Haugen posted on Facebook’s Workspace that she’d like to see change.

“I don’t hate Facebook, I love Facebook,” Haugen wrote. “I want to save it.”

Haugen will testify at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

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