The White House announced on Tuesday that Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will be among First Lady Jill Biden’s guests at President Biden’s first official State of the Union address.
Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook’s civic integrity group, leaked a trove of internal Facebook documents to the the wall street journal last year which showed widespread problems within the company. She testified before Congress that Facebook has “repeatedly” misled the public about “what its own research reveals about the safety of children and the effectiveness of its artificial intelligence systems as a role in the dissemination divisive and extreme messages”.
The White House statement calls Haugen a “specialist in algorithmic product management” and an “advocate for more humanity and transparency in the tech and social media industry, particularly as it relates to health.” adolescent mentality.
During his first State of the Union, Biden is expected to speak about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation and global supply issues. The first lady’s guest list for the event will also include U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Oksana Markarova, Pittsburgh-area metallurgist Joseph Burgess, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and seventh-grade student Joshua Davis. year from Virginia, a diabetes patient who advocated for legislation to make school safer for children with type 1 diabetes.