Whistleblower says Facebook put profit before reining in hate speech

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Reuters

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) -A Facebook Inc whistleblower on Sunday accused the social media giant of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation, and said her lawyers have filed at least eight complaints with the U.S. securities regulator. Frances Haugen, who worked as a product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, appeared on Sunday on the television program “60 Minutes,” revealing her identity as the whistleblower who helped lead to a Wall Street Journal investigation and a Senate hearing on Instagram’s harm to teen girls. Facebook has b…

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