Facebook whistleblower to testify at U.S. Senate hearing next week, lawmakers say

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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 them called the social media company’s “toxic effects” on young users. “This whistleblower’s testimony will be critical to understanding what Facebook knew about its platforms’ toxic effects on young users, when they knew it, and what they did about it,” Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, head of a subcommittee of the Senate commerce panel, said in a statement announcing the Oct. 5 hearing. Senator Marsha Blackburn, the subcommittee’s top Republ…

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