Facebook whistleblower reveals id forward of Senate listening to

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Oct 3 (Reuters) – A former Facebook Inc (FB.O) worker revealed herself on Sunday because the whistleblower who leaked a trove of inside firm analysis that served as the idea of a Wall Street Journal investigative sequence.

The leak led to a Senate listening to and a brand new wave of criticism over the unfavorable affect of the social media big’s apps.

Frances Haugen appeared on Sunday on the tv program “60 Minutes.” She will testify earlier than a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday in a listening to titled “Protecting Kids Online,” in regards to the firm’s analysis into Instagram’s impact on the psychological well being of younger customers.

Last week, a Facebook govt testified to U.S. senators and disputed the Journal’s characterization of the analysis, declaring different findings that she mentioned confirmed the app’s optimistic affect on teenagers. learn extra

Haugen was a product supervisor at Facebook for greater than two years, in line with her LinkedIn profile. She additionally labored as a product supervisor at Google, Pinterest and Yelp.

Haugen mentioned she’d seen issues at different social media firms, however “it was substantially worse at Facebook than anything I’d seen before.”

Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Aurora Ellis

A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration