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Frances Haugen

Tech advocate and whistleblower
at
FrancesHaugen.com

Frances Haugen is an advocate for transparency and accountability in social media. She is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp and Facebook. In 2019, she was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later also worked on counter-espionage. During her time at Facebook, she became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Frances made the decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. She fundamentally believes we can have social media that brings out the best in humanity

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