Facebook whistleblower says Congress needs to act to stop a growing crisis

A data scientist who formerly worked for Facebook testified before Congress on Tuesday, telling lawmakers that the social media platform is harmful to children and fuels political polarization.

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Frances Haugen, who revealed herself as the whistleblower behind the leak of a selection of internal Facebook documents, told a Senate panel on Tuesday that lawmakers need to intervene to solve the “crisis” situation created by the social media juggernaut.

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