The Facebook whistleblower will testify soon before a Senate committee. Here are key things to know.

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Former Facebook product manager, Frances Haugen, speaks with Scott Pele during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired October 3, 2021.

The Facebook whistleblower who released thousands of pages of internal research and documents pointing to the company was aware of a variety of problems caused by its apps, including Instagram’s potentially “toxic” effects on teenage girls, He is set to testify at a Senate hearing today.

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Frances Haugen, 37, a former Facebook product manager who works on civil integrity issues at the company, will face questions from the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on what Facebook-owned Instagram knew about its effects on young users, among other issues. with.

In his prepared testimony obtained Monday by Granthshala prior to his appearance, Haugen said, “I believe what I did was right and necessary for the common good — but I know Facebook has infinite There are resources, which he can use to destroy me.”

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Haugen said: “I came forward because I recognized a frightening truth: almost no one outside Facebook knows what happens inside Facebook.”

Haugen was identified as a Facebook whistleblower revealed Sunday night on “60 Minutes”. It previously shared a series of documents with regulators and the Wall Street Journal, which published a multi-part investigation Showing that Facebook was aware of problems with its apps, including the negative effects of misinformation and the harm caused by Instagram, especially to young girls.

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Some background: About a month ago, Haugen filed at least eight complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that the company was hiding research from investors and the public about its shortcomings. She also shared documents with the Wall Street Journal, which published multi-part test Showing that Facebook was aware of the problems with its apps, including the negative effects of misinformation and the harm caused to young girls in particular, by Instagram.

have Facebook aggressively pushed back against reports, calling many of the claims “misleading” and arguing that its apps do more good than harm.

Read more about Haugen’s testimony Here.

Watch the interview:

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