Frances Haugen, an accomplished expert in Algorithmic Product Management, previously contributed to ranking algorithms at tech giants like Google, Pinterest, Yelp, and Facebook. In 2019, she assumed the role of Lead Product Manager on Facebook’s Civic Misinformation team, focusing on democracy and misinformation issues. As she observed the company prioritizing profits over public safety, Frances made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. She disclosed numerous internal documents to regulatory bodies and testified before the US Senate, the UK Parliament, and the European Parliament.
Post-Meta, Frances has emerged as a vocal advocate for free speech, accountability, and transparency in the realm of social media. Co-founding “Beyond the Screen,” a nonprofit dedicated to instigating systemic change in social platforms, she emphasizes fostering accountability within the industry. Frances, with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Harvard University, recently published her memoir, “The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth, and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook.” Her insights and experiences are shared as a guest on “Parenting for the Future.”