Frances Haugen is an advocate for free speech, accountability & transparency in social media. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Frances holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College and a MBA from Harvard University. Frances is a specialist in algorithmic product management and 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. While at Facebook, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk, and she decided to blow the whistle on Facebook.
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