Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Says She Is Financially Stable Because of Crypto


Former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed that her asylum in Puerto Rico is “well for the future” because of a well-deserved investment in cryptocurrency. The whistleblower, who recently made headlines for Facebook’s “betrayal of democracy”, revealed her crypto investments in an interview, where she stressed that she is not financially dependent on anyone. Haugen did not disclose the specifics of his crypto-related investments, but did mention it to quell rumors of financial dependence.

in one Interview with the New York Times Haugen revealed that she moved to Puerto Rico to join her “crypto friends” in addition to dealing with an ongoing health issue. He also mentioned being funded by non-profit organizations backed by eBay founder Omidyar, but said the aid only covered his travel expenses.

Haugen, who worked as a product manager on Facebook’s civil misinformation team, had a . Provided documents used in Wall Street Journal investigation For months and even appeared in Senate hearings on Instagram’s harm to teenage girls. haugen The claim is that Facebook’s closed design means it has no oversight – even from its own oversight board, which is as blind as the public.

The whistleblower alleged that Facebook They know how to make their platform secure, but won’t do so “because they put their astronomical advantage to the public.”

During his testimony, Haugen also suggested that Facebook made changes to its “dangerous” algorithms that contributed to divisions in society, and felt that these changes drove people back to the platform.

This is not the first time a whistleblower has praised cryptocurrencies despite all the alleged lies. Edward Snowden, a former NSA and CIA computer intelligence consultant and probably one of the best-known whistleblowers also managed to keep financially afloat because of his Bitcoin investment in the past.

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Shomick is a Senior Sub-Editor at Gadgets 360. As someone who has been examining the consumer tech space for the past four years, he has now focused on the crypto-verse. When currency values ​​aren’t turning in his head, you can find him in an intense five-a-side football match or grind the latest Destiny 2 weekly challenge on your Xbox. You can reach out to him for suggestions or queries at [email protected]

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