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Facebook whistleblower: surveillance of Uyghurs

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen suggested during her testimony that China was using Facebook to monitor Uighurs abroad. The former product manager referred to spying by the People’s Republic during the hearing to the US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, CNN reported. When asked by a senator whether Facebook was being used by “authoritarian or terrorist-based leaders” around the world, Haugen said that was “definitely” the case and that Facebook was “very aware” of it, the report said. Her team had been directly involved in tracking Chinese participation on the network and “surveilling, say, Uyghur populations, in places around the world,” Haugen said.

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