Instagram bullying follows kids home -whistleblower

"Facebook understands that if they want to continue to grow, they have to find new users. They have to make sure that, that the next generation is just as engaged with Instagram as the current one," Haugen said.

Frances Haugen, who worked as a product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, appeared on Sunday on the CBS television program "60 Minutes," revealing her identity as the whistleblower who provided the documents that underpinned a Wall Street Journal investigation and a Senate hearing on Instagram's harm to teen girls.

"Kids who are bullied on Instagram, the bullying follows them home. It follows them into their bedrooms. The last thing they see before they go to bed at night is someone being cruel to them," Haugen said.

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