Facebook whistleblower sits atop publicity juggernaut

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Washington (AFP) – Ex-Facebook worker Frances Haugen strode on stage to roaring applause in Portugal, the latest step in a trajectory that has diverged sharply from that of other high-profile whistleblowers who wound up in exile or ruin. Haugen’s leak of company records has benefited from well-oiled communications machinery, powerful backers and a lucky crypto currency bet — even if it’s far from certain whether she will induce her stated goal: to reform Facebook. The internal reports captured by her smartphone camera and handed to journalists have already resulted in a deluge of damning stor…

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