Facebook Fiasco: Timeline, Latest Developments

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Facebook  (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report whistleblower Frances Haguen is testifying before Congress on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old former product manager came into the limelight when she appeared on CBS's 60 minutes on Sunday.

During the interview. she slammed the company saying it chooses “profit over safety.”

Speaking to CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, Frances Haguen said that the company knew that its platform was used to spread hate.

"The thing I saw at Facebook over and over again was there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook, and Facebook over and over again chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more money," said Haguen, in the interview.

The 37-year-old former product manager came into the spotlight when she shared Facebook’s internal documents with the Wall Street Journal.

Facebook also ruled the headlines on Tuesday when its apps -  Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp - went offline for 6 hours. 

The company said the outage was due to “configuration changes on the backbone routers…”

Interestingly, seeing the outage, Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report poked fun at Facebook by tweeting "hello literally everyone."

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