U.S. senator to ask whistleblower about Facebook position in Jan 6 assault

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WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says she is going to ask a Facebook (FB.O) whistleblower testifying to Congress on Tuesday whether or not the social media firm did sufficient to warn legislation enforcement concerning the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

The senator stated she would additionally ask Frances Haugen, a former product supervisor on Facebook’s civic misinformation workforce, about her assertion that the corporate’s algorithms promote dangerous content material.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Leslie Adler

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS