A veteran of tech companies including Pinterest, Yelp and Google, Haugen, 37, left Facebook in May after developing serious reservations about the company’s policies, particularly surrounding the events of Jan. 6. Before the 2020 election, Haugen said, Facebook implemented measures to prevent the spread of misinformation, but the company decided to dissolve many of these protections after the election. She said she stopped trusting that her employer was willing to limit growth to improve public safety.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen tells lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good’
John Tye, one of Haugen’s attorneys, noted to CBS that the SEC can shield whistleblowers from retaliation by former employers. According to the SEC, those