PAINTING A NARRATIVE: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen working with Ukraine whistleblower lawyers

Frances Haugen, the former Facebook employee who testified before the Senate commerce committee Wednesday, will work with the same lawyer who represented the alleged Ukraine whistleblower in former President Trump’s impeachment case.

Bryson Gilette is providing Haugen with “strategic communications guidance.” Haugen  has called for more censorship of the platform, not less and, according to her remarks at the hearing today, wants the government to intervene. “There needs to be a regulatory home where someone like me could do a tour of duty after working at a place like [Facebook], and have a place to work on things like regulation,” said Haugen.

Haugen also had issues with Google when she worked there in 2015 due to the lack of inclusivity. “I didn’t realize the way I had been worn down by being a woman in tech… the last team I was on at Google, it had a transsexual Eng[ineering] director, and as a result we had more transsexual women than cis women on our team, which also says something sad about the number of women in tech,” she said.

“You don’t see them in major tech companies and when you do see them in major tech companies you see them in places that are in support roles like marketing or perhaps sales. I think that’s a problem,” she added.

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