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Facebook whistleblower reveals her identity so that ‘no one can question this is real’




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The Facebook whistleblower behind the Wall Street Journal’s exposes revealed her identity Sunday. Frances Haugen appeared on 60 minutes to explain why she felt compelled to come forward.

Her revelations included stories about elite favoritism, negative mental health effects for teenage girls, algorithms fostering discord and drug cartels and human traffickers’ open activity. While lawmakers warned about this same issues, Haugen’s testimony confirms Facebook knew about problems with the platform.

“I have to get out enough that no one can question that this is real,” Haugen said on CBS.

In addition to working for Facebook from 2019 to April 2021, Haugen has also worked at Pinterest, Google and Yelp. She worked as a product manager. After resigning on her own terms, Haugen posted on Facebook’s Workspace that she’d like to see change.

“I don’t hate Facebook, I love Facebook,” Haugen wrote. “I want to save it.”

Haugen will testify at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts




After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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