After a series of leaks last month that represented the most damaging insight into Facebook’s inner workings in the company’s history, the former employee behind them has come forward. Frances Haugen has given evidence to the US Congress – and been praised by senators as a ‘21st century American hero’.

In this episode, Nosheen Iqbal talks to the Guardian’s global technology editor Dan Milmo about what we learned from Haugen’s testimony, and how damaging it could be for Facebook

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You can read more of Mark Zuckerberg’s defence here, an analysis of how Frances Haugen’s testimony is likely to affect Congress’s next move here, and the key takeaways from the Facebook whistleblower hearing here

Frances Haugen testifies at Congress's Facebook hearing

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