Facebook whistleblower says transparency needed to fix social media ills


Former Facebook employee and critic Frances Haugen answers questions during a U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

(Reuters) - A deeper investigation into Facebook's lack of controls to prevent misinformation and abuse in languages other than English is likely to leave people "even more shocked" about the potential harms caused by the social media firm, whistleblower Frances Haugen told Reuters.

Haugen, a former product manager at Meta Platforms Inc's Facebook, spoke at the Reuters Next conference on Friday.

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