The timing was striking, as Facebook was under pressure during the same period from a series of investigations that show what is going wrong at the company. The whistleblower in this regard was Frances Haugen, a data scientist who herself worked for Facebook for several years. Haugen was active on a team dealing with issues surrounding global elections
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and misinformation. She pointed out in an interview that Facebook played a role in the storming of the Capitol in Washington two months after the election, and that Instagram is harmful to young women. 5. Glasgow: climate summit decor or flop? After the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, it was up to the Scottish city of Glasgow at the beginning of November to host the well-known conference. The eyes were mainly on US President Joe Biden who, after his predecessor Donald Trump stepped out of the
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Paris Climate Agreement, had to explain how the US will act in view of global warming. Prime Minister Rutte was present from the Netherlands and a real climate train with about 500 passengers left for Glasgow. On board were the youth group Youth for Sustainable Travel, rail manager ProRail, NS and Eurostar, scientists and climate activists. It turned out that several participants came home from a cold fair: the Climate Agreement in Glasgow ended with a weakened final statement from China and India.