Frances Haugen aged 37 is a Facebook whistle blower who revealed her identity with a 60 minute interview on CBS. She talked about how Facebook has repeatedly chosen profit over safety. Before coming out as a whistle blower Frances Haugen was a product manager on the social network’s civic misinformation team. In this post I will be sharing with you Frances Haugen biography, age, allegations on Facebook and other facts about her.
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Frances Haugen Biography
Currently aged 37, Frances Haugen is from Lowa City, United States of America. According to some publications she is the daughter of two professors and for now she hasn’t revealed her date of birth details to the public.
According to her LinkedIn page, she is a graduate of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts, with a four year certification in electrical designing in 2006. She also acquired an MBA in everyday administration in 2011 and went to Harvard Business School.
Frances has worked 15 years in her career, during which she has worked for various big innovative and online media organizations, including one of the social media giants Facebook where she has worked as product manager on the social network’s civic misinformation team before leaving in May 2021.
Allegations on Facebook
Frances Haugen has come out as a whistle blower with troves of documents that allege the social media giants is aware of the use of its platform to spread hate, violence and misinformation and how there have chosen not to do anything about it with interest only in making profit. She provided this evidences to lawmakers, regulators and the news media. According to the 60 minute interview on CBS that was broadcasted on Sunday night, Ms. Haugen, said, “I’ve seen a bunch of social networks and it was substantially worse at Facebook than what I had seen before.” She added, “Facebook, over and over again, has shown it chooses profit over safety.”
Haugen has also filed a whistle-blower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing Facebook of misleading investors on various issues with public statements that did not match the company’s internal actions.
Haugen, who is set to testify at a Senate hearing on October 5, said she hopes her coming out as a whistle blower will push the government to set up regulations to govern Facebook’s activities.
Frances Haugen Net Worth
Having worked for big social media companies, Frances Haugen is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million dollars approximately.