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A group of nearly 50 nonprofits has launched a campaign to 'effectively end Facebook's current business model' in the wake of whistleblower testimony

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan A group of almost 50 nonprofits is trying to "stop Facebook" in the wake of multiple company crises. It wants a data privacy law "strong enough to effectively end Facebook's current business model." The effort was spurred by testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen last week. Dozens of human rights organizations have started a campaign calling for action against Facebook following a week of turmoil for the tech giant. The coalition of nearly 50 nonpr...
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Facebook's Oversight Board says it will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen in a 'push for greater transparency and accountability'

The Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifying to a Senate committee. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Facebook's Oversight Board said it will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen in the coming weeks. Haugen said, "Facebook has lied to the board repeatedly, and I am looking forward to sharing the truth." She has leaked thousands of pages of internal documents and testified about Facebook's policies. Facebook's independent "Supreme Court" will meet with company whistleblow...
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Facebook could be facing a Big Tobacco reckoning

It's been a tough week for Facebook. Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified to Congress that the company is aware that its platforms are used to spread hate and misinformation but has failed to take action to prevent it. The social media giant and several of its services were also hit with widespread outages.
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Buy the dip in Facebook as shares of the social media giant are set to rise as much as 35%, JPMorgan says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott/Reuters JPMorgan says investors should buy shares of Facebook as the slump from recent highs. The stock has been pressured by negative news flow ranging from advertising issues to a whistleblower's leaking of internal documents. JPMorgan sees the stock rising to $450, a 35% increase from current prices. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook shares have taken a hit recently from investors worried about advertising hurdles f...
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Snapchat and Telegram usage spiked while Facebook was down

Chesnot/Getty Snapchat users spent 23% more time on the app while Facebook was down on Monday, Bloomberg reported. Telegram's CEO said the app gained 70 million new users during the outage that also took WhatsApp offline. Facebook was down for over 6 hours on Monday after a network configuration change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media users flocked to other apps during Facebook's six-hour outage on Monday.Snapchat users on Android devices spent about ...
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Facebook is reportedly holding off on new product launches that could hurt its reputation after a brutal few weeks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook is holding off on some product launches to conduct "reputational reviews" first. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company wants to examine if products could invite new criticism. The report comes after a whistleblower testified over claims against the company this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is holding off on new product launches so it can surv...
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The Facebook whistleblower hearing wasn't about cries of censorship or other political theater for once - it was about the company's unhealthy reliance on AI

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies on Capitol Hill October 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images On Tuesday, there was a Big Tech congressional hearing void of tedious political gestures. Republicans largely avoided complaining about censorship as they have in other hearings. Instead, whistleblower Frances Haugen stayed focused on the potential harm posed by algorithms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Congress held a hearing Tuesday centered a...
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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators ‘We Must Act Now’

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Facebook Whistleblower Testifies: Five Highlights

A former Facebook data scientist testified before Congress that the social network’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while executives reject changes that could hurt company profits.
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Who Is Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen? What to Know After Her Senate Testimony

The former Facebook employee is set to appear Tuesday before a Senate panel that is looking to toughen the law protecting children online.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Congress has 'done nothing' to oversee Facebook because tech companies are 'throwing money around this town'

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is welcomed by US Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is testifying before a Senate subcommittee today. Klobuchar said tech lobbyists "throwing a bunch of money around this town" were preventing action. The hearing is focusing on Faceboo...
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Facebook Whistleblower to Say Former Employer an 'Urgent Threat' to U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will appear before the U.S. Congress Tuesday, where she is set to sharply criticize...
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Facebook Whistleblower Offers an Unprecedented Look at How the Company “Chooses Profits Over Safety”

On Sunday night, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook data scientist, appeared on 60 Minutes and revealed that she left the company with a trove of private Facebook research–research which shows, she contends, that the company knowingly amplifies hate, misinformation and political unrest, all to keep people engaged and outraged, and thus their advertising money machine rolling. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Initially, she gave the company’s leaked documents to the Wall Street Jour...
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9 Horrifying Facts From the Facebook Whistleblower's New 60 Minutes Interview (gizmodo)

Last week, the Wall Street Journal published internal research from Facebook showing that the social media company knows precisely how toxic its own product is for the people who use it. But tonight, we learned how the Journal obtained those documents: A whistleblower named Frances Haugen, who spoke with CBS News’ 60…Read more... [Author: Matt Novak]
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Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity In Bombshell ’60 Minutes’ Interview’

Haugen, who worked on Facebook's civic misinformation team, secretly copied thousands of internal documents.
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LAST NIGHT: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity In ‘60 Minutes’ Bombshell

Haugen, who worked on Facebook's civic misinformation team, secretly copied thousands of internal documents.
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Facebook Whistleblower Speaks, Shares Documents on Deliberate Lies and Disregard of Misinformation, Contacts US Regulators

An Iowa data scientist with a computer engineering degree and a Harvard MBA has come forward as the whistleblower leaking damaging information to the Wall Street Journal — and that's just the beginning. They've now also filed at least eight complaints with America's Securities and Exchange Commission, "which has broad oversight over financial markets and has the power to bring charges against companies suspected of misleading investors," reports the Washington Post. To buttress the complaints, t...
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Frances Haugen Unmasks Herself as Facebook Whistleblower on '60 Minutes'

Frances Haugen revealed herself as the leaker of internal documents on “60 Minutes”
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Facebook Whistleblower to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing Next Week, Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators said on Tuesday a Facebook Inc whistleblower will testify at a Senate hearing next week about what one of...
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