Facebook Live Updates: Company Faces Grilling in Congress After Worldwide Outage, Stock Market Tech Shares Slide

Facebook is facing damaging testimony from an ex-employee in Congress today after the former data scientist revealed shocking insights into the company’s alleged complacency surrounding misinformation and harmful content.

Frances Haugen is set to testify to the Senate Commerce subcommittee later today, adding to the serious disruption caused by her bombshell interview on 60 Minutes and a worldwide outage of the company’s services for several hours yesterday, including Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp.

Facebook is also attempting to head off a renewed legal challenge by the Federal Trade Commission, which alleges that the social media giant favors a “buy or bury” strategy to suppress competition.

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