Facebook whistleblower reveals identity ahead of Senate hearing

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By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – A former Facebook Inc employee revealed herself on Sunday as the whistleblower who leaked a trove of internal company research that served as the basis of a Wall Street Journal investigative series. The leak led to a Senate hearing and a new wave of criticism over the negative impact of the social media giant’s apps. Frances Haugen appeared on Sunday on the television program “60 Minutes.” She will testify before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday in a hearing titled “Protecting Kids Online,” about the company’s research into Instagram’s effect on the mental health of …

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