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As lawmakers mull curbs on social media, Haugen weighing in

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are putting forward proposals to curb social media giants by limiting their free-speech protections against legal liability.
Their efforts are coming after a former Facebook product manager presented a case that the company's systems amplify online hate and extremism and fail to protect young users from harmful content.
That whistleblower, Frances Haugen, is expected to weigh in on the lawmakers' proposals at a House hearing on Wednesday. Her previous disclosures have spurred legislative and regulatory efforts around the world aimed at cracking down on Big Tech...
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