During her testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tuesday, Democratic senators from Amy Klobuchar to Ed Markey heaped scores of praise upon far-left Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen, extolling her for her courage and willingness to come forward.
While multiple topics regarding Facebook were discussed before the Senate on Tuesday — from the company’s unethical use of private data to the social media platform’s harmful effects on children — the primary topic Haugen pushed in her opening testimony was the U.S. government’s role in regulating Big Tech to protect the future of American Democracy, which often translates into halting the spread of “misinformation” and “hate speech.” For instance, Haugen, who has enlisted the aid of anti-Trump impeachment lawyers, previously blamed Facebook for helping to stoke the flames that led to the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill this year.
Throughout the three-hour hearing, Democrats were quick to hail Haugen as a “hero” for her testimony while vowing to aggressively pursue legislation to regulate the Big Tech giant.
“You are a 21st-century American hero warning our country of the danger for young people, for our Democracy, and our nation owes you just a huge debt of gratitude for the courage you are showing today,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said as he began questioning Haugen.
Markey praised Haugen for her “courage” after she testified that people like herself should be the ones in charge of regulating Facebook in the future.
“Right now, the only people in the world who are trained to analyze these experiments, to understand what is happening inside of Facebook, are people who ‘grew up’ inside of Facebook, or Pinterest, or another social media company,” Haugen said before the committee.
During her round of questioning, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) praised Haugen for her “bravery in coming forward” after implicating Facebook had a role in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
“On 60 Minutes, you said that Facebook implemented