Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen blasts tech giant on Capitol Hill

Facebook is a national security risk and unsafe for children — and lawmakers had better do something about it, fast.

That was the urgent plea from whistleblower Frances Haugen, who blasted her ex-employer during Senate testimony on Tuesday, accusing chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of having unchecked power and calling for government regulators to step in. 

“There are no similarly powerful companies that are as unilaterally controlled [as Facebook],”  said Haugen, a former Facebook employee who leaked thousands of internal documents to lawmakers and the Wall Street Journal. “The buck stops with Mark. There is no one currently holding Mark accountable but himself.” 

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