Frances Haugen said she was recruited to work at Facebook in 2019, just before the highly-contentious presidential election and unforgettable year of 2020. The social media giant that employed her the next several months became one of the top platforms for divisiveness, hate and misinformation, she said as an eventual whistleblower.
In her time, there was not just the presidential election. There was a global pandemic, a move for social justice reform, the death of George Floyd, the postponement of sports school, business and life, and the Capitol Hill insurrection for an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
Haugen, who had previously worked at Google and Pinterest, said she was hired to address misinformation circulating at Facebook. She appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss some issues.