Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
|Education||Olin College (BS)|
Harvard University (MBA)
|Occupation||Data engineer, product manager|
Frances Haugen is an American electrical engineer, data scientist, product manager, and whistleblower. In 2021, she disclosed [or showed] tens of thousands of Facebook's internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Wall Street Journal. She also filed (or made) a whistleblower complaint to the SEC; In the complaint she has said that Facebook has misled (or gave wrong information to) investors [to give priority, or] "to prioritize growth over safety"; She says that was done by ignoring research showing that it (or Facebook) amplifies "angry, polarizing, [and] divisive content", and that can put public safety at risk.
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- https://www.the-sun.com/tech/3791302/who-is-frances-haugen-facebook-whistleblower/. Retrieved 4 October 2021
- Mac, Ryan; Kang, Cecilia (2021-10-03). "Whistle-Blower Says Facebook 'Chooses Profits Over Safety'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-10-04.
- Pelley, Scott. "Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation". CBS News. Retrieved October 4, 2021.
- https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/G3jRk9/facebook-varsler-til-senatet-svekker-demokratiet-vaart. Retrieved 5 October 2021
- "Facebook's Oversight Board will meet with the Facebook whistleblower". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
- Horwitz, Jeff (October 3, 2021). "The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, Says She Wants to Fix the Company, Not Harm It". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved October 4, 2021.