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10/5/2021, 7:39 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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FB understaffing is national security issue - whistleblower

"I believe Facebook's consistent understaffing of the counterespionage, information operations and counterterrorism teams is a [United States] national security issue," former employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen (pictured) said on Tuesday.

During her testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on consumer protection, she answered affirmatively to a question on whether Facebook is aware that US "adversaries" use its platform to "promote their interests at the expense of America's," singling out Chinese and Iranian actors' involvement in alleged surveillance and espionage operations on the social media network.

"I believe the fact that Congress doesn't get a report of exactly how many people are working on these things internally is unacceptable," Haugen stressed.

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