October 26, 2021

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Watch as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before the Senate – CNBC

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who leaked internal company investigations to both The Wall Street Journal and U.S. Congress, will testify before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday.

Recent investigations from the Journal revealed that the company’s executives understood the negative impacts of Instagram among younger users, including increased suicidal thoughts. Documents also revealed that 6% of American users traced the urge to kill themselves to Instagram, the Journal first reported.

Haugen unmasked herself on Sunday, ahead of an interview with her that aired on “60 Minutes.”

Last week, Facebook’s global head of safety  Antigone Davis testified before members of the Senate, where lawmakers concluded that Instagram should not create an app for children.

Watch the hearing above beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

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