Fb’s former product supervisor turned whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed that her refuge in Puerto Rico is “superb for the foreseeable future” due to a well-timed funding in cryptocurrency. The whistleblower who’s made headlines not too long ago for calling out Fb’s “betrayal of democracy”, made her crypto funding identified in an interview the place she asserted that she just isn’t reliant financially on anybody. Haugen didn’t disclose specifics of her crypto-related investments however talked about it to finish rumours of economic dependence.
In an interview with the New York Occasions Haugen revealed that she moved to Puerto Rico to hitch her “crypto pals” aside from coping with an ongoing well being difficulty. She additionally talked about being funded by non-profit organisations supported by eBay founder Omidyar, however mentioned that help solely lined her journey bills.
Haugen, who labored as a product supervisor on Fb’s civic misinformation crew, supplied paperwork utilized in a Wall Road Journal investigation for months and likewise appeared at a Senate listening to on Instagram’s hurt to teen women. Haugen claims that Fb’s closed design means it has no oversight — even from its personal Oversight Board, which is as blind as the general public.
The whistleblower went on to allege that Fb is aware of how you can make its platforms safer, however will not accomplish that “as a result of they’ve put their astronomical earnings earlier than individuals.”
Throughout her testimony, Haugen additionally steered that Fb made modifications to its “harmful” algorithms that contributed to divisiveness in society, and realised these tweaks saved individuals returning to the platform.
This is not the primary time a whistleblower has lauded cryptocurrency regardless of all its presumed falsities. Edward Snowden, a former NSA and CIA laptop intelligence marketing consultant and presumably one of many best-known whistleblowers additionally managed to maintain financially due to his Bitcoin investments previously.