Global Markets: Facebook whistleblower to speak to U.S. lawmakers

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Oct. 5 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is set to appear before a United States Senate committee on Tuesday to discuss her wide-ranging allegations against the company. With thousands of pages of documents, the former Facebook data scientist accuses the social media giant of dishonesty while its platform amplifies hate and misinformation. Haugen’s appearance comes only one day after Facebook saw a major global outage that also shut down the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp platforms.

– Russia has launched a rocket destined for the International Space Station to film the first movie in space. Spending 12 days on the station, actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko will film scenes for a movie about a surgeon who is flown to space to save a crew member on the station. Other astronauts are to play cameos in the film.

– A major investigation into the Roman Catholic Church in France found that clergy had sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years. The report found that the church often showed indifference to the abuse. In a statement from the Vatican, Pope Francis expressed gratitude and sorrow to the victims who came forward.

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