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Whistleblower: Facebook's products "harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy"

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Frances Haugen secretly copied a trove of internal Facebook documents before leaving the company and subsequently had her lawyers file complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Facebook could allege that Haugen broke her nondisclosure agreement by sharing company documents with the press, leaking trade secrets or just by making comments Facebook considers defamatory. Haugen's lawyer maintains that because Haugen went to the SEC, Congress and state authorities, she's entitled to whistleblower protections.
1 year ago·Washington, United States

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US senator calls for probe into Facebook whistleblower's allegations

US Senator Richard Blumenthal called for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the committee, and for the US SEC and FTC to investigate the social media company over whistleblower Frances Haugen allegations.

1 year ago·Mumbai, India
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EXPLAINER: Could Facebook sue whistleblower Frances Haugen?

Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year. U.S. law protects whistleblowers who disclose information about potential misconduct to the government. Facebook still has to walk a fine line.

1 year ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Frances Haugen: Facebook weakens democracy, says ex-employee

"They have put their immense profits before people," she tells senators at a Washington hearing.

1 year ago·United Kingdom
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Facebook Whistleblower Testifies: Five Highlights

A former Facebook employee told members of Congress Tuesday that the company knows that its platform spreads misinformation and content that harms children but refuses to make changes that could hurt its profits.

1 year ago·India
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Facebook whistleblower testimony should prompt new oversight – Schiff

Testimony in Congress this week by the whistleblower Frances Haugen should prompt action to implement meaningful oversight of Facebook and other tech giants, the influential California Democrat Adam Schiff told the Guardian in an interview to be published on Sunday. “I think we need regulation to protect people’s private data,” the chair of the House intelligence committee said. “I think we need to narrow the scope of the safe harbour these...

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen could face legal retaliation for revelations

Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network giant could be considering legal action after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year.

1 year ago·Canada
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