Whistleblower Frances Haugen came to the Senate on Tuesday with a message about Facebook and its leaders: Don’t trust them.
The former project manager whose revelations have shaken the world’s largest social network accused Mark Zuckerberg and his company of knowingly pushing products that harm children and young adults in a pursuit of endlessly growing profits.
She and a series of lawmakers of both parties likened Facebook’s behavior to that of the tobacco industry — which persisted for decades in denying that cigarettes were addictive and deadly.
Haugen’s other message: Washington must act.
“I am here today because I believe Facebook’s products harm children, stoke
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