Facebook Whistleblower Says Site’s Products ‘Harm Children, Stoke Division, Weaken Our Democracy’ in Stunning Opening Testimony to Congress

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s opening statement to Congress Tuesday offers a bleak account of the ‘crisis’ that Facebook has created and continues to perpetuate.

This comes after Haugen finally revealed her identity to the public on 60 Minutes, where she opened up to CBS’ Scott Pelley about her experience working for Facebook since 2019.

Alongside the bombshell interview, the testimony takes place not even 24 hours after Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, all crashed on Monday. The outage began at 11:44 a.m. Eastern and started to come back in the 5 and 6 p.m. Eastern hours. It is still unclear, at least to the general public, what exactly caused the outages.

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