Thursday, May 30, 2024

Facebook Whistleblower Appears on “60 Minutes” and Now Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Are Off Line: Coincidence?


Right now and for the last couple of hours, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are off line. Someone’s pulled the plug. They’re not available.

Last night, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, revealed herself on “60 Minutes” as the company’s whistleblower. Her indictment of Facebook was pretty wide ranging and backed up with paperwork. Ratings: 10 million. Huge.

Coincidence? I think not. Some people think news about Adele overloaded the system. Uh, no. Whoever did this to these social networks was pretty thorough.  Stay tuned.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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