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Ex-Facebook employee, who accused Facebook of putting profit over public good, to push for regulation

Firstpost | 05/10/2021 04:55 PM | Click to read full article

A Facebook whistleblower will go before US lawmakers Tuesday to urge regulation of the social media giant after an outage impacted potentially billions of users and highlighted global dependence on its services.

Ex-employee Frances Haugen is set to testify on Capitol Hill after she leaked reams of internal research to authorities and The Wall Street Journal, which detailed how Facebook knew its sites were potentially harmful to young people's mental health.