Full Name
Frances Haugen
Job Title
Data Scientist and Advocate for Public Oversight of Social Media
Speaker Bio
After working on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, and Yelp, Francis Haugen was a specialist in algorithmic product management. Facebook recruited her to lead the civic misinformation team, focused on democracy and misinformation. She became alarmed by the choices Facebook made when it weighed profits over public safety and, in 2021, became the whistleblower who disclosed tens of thousands of Facebook’s internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Frances Haugen