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Facebook is putting profit before public good, says whistleblower Frances Haugen

Internal documents show company is lying about making significant progress against hate, violence and misinformation, ex-employee says

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen came forward as the whistleblower who leaked a cache of internal documents to the Wall Street Journal, days before she is set to testify before US lawmakers.

In an interview with news program 60 Minutes on Sunday, Haugen discussed her decision to speak out about the internal workings of the tech giant, saying she had become alarmed by what she perceived as company policies that prioritized profit over public safety.