Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Identity and Company Shortcomings on ’60 Minutes’

The identity of an ex-Facebook employee who released tens of thousands of private internal documents was revealed during an interview on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.

Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager at Facebook, revealed herself to be the whistleblower who leaked information for the Wall Street Journal‘s bombshell investigation into Facebook, and filed complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The complaints alleged that Facebook has been hiding from investors and the public its shortcoming about stopping the spread of hate speech and misinformation.

“The thing I saw at Facebook over and over again was there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook, and Facebook over and over again chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more money,” Haugen said on “60 Minutes,” where she was interviewed by correspondent Scott Pelley.

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