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Facebook Whistle-Blower Haugen Applauded in European Parliament

  • Frances Haugen spoke to lawmakers in Brussels on Monday
  • Ex-Facebook employee spoke highly of proposed EU law
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The ex-Facebook employee and whistle-blower Frances Haugen gave fresh testimony Monday in the European Parliament, where legislators are drafting strict new rules to rein in technology platforms and their influence in the region.

Haugen’s opening remarks garnered applause from the room of senior lawmakers, in which she told them “Facebook chooses profit over safety every day” and that she endorsed the EU’s draft legislation to tackle the company and its biggest peers.