Right-Wing Media Seeks to Discredit Facebook Whistleblower

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A number of right-wing publications in recent days have published articles about Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who testified in front of a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday about what she has deemed negative effects from the social network.

Her testimony came just days after she sounded the alarm during a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday.

On Monday, The Washington Free Beacon, citing “a source with direct knowledge of the relationship” and “another half-dozen sources with indirect knowledge of the partnership,” reported that Haugen “is getting strategic communications guidance from” former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton, who served under former President Barack Obama.

“Burton’s involvement helping to manage Haugen’s public debut suggests that her
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