eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar is backing the Facebook whistleblower

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in front of Congress two weeks ago about the ways the company’s products can bring harm to users, after leaking documents supporting her claims to The Wall Street Journal. Now Politico reports that the campaign to support Haugen’s advocacy against her former employer has been aided by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

Omidyar is no stranger to the media, providing financial backing to The Intercept, for example. According to Politico, when asked to comment, his advocacy group Omidyar Network pointed to an unbylined blog post that went up today titled “In Support of Tech Whistleblowers Who are Holding Tech to Account.”

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