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Claire Foy has been tapped to play Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in a new series exploring the company’s growth and its impact on the politics and mental health of users, Diversity The report comes days after a whistleblower testified to Congress that the social media giant puts “profits before the people.”

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Foy, best known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II CrownWill portray Sandberg doomsday machine, based on the book An ugly truth: Inside Facebook’s fight for supremacy by Shira Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, which was released this summer.

Frenkel and Kang, new York Times journalists, and Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker The writers whose reporting is also used in the series are serving as executive producers as well as consultants.

Doomsday has yet to announce who will play Facebook’s embattled CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the series’ distribution partner, or the release date.

set in 2016, Doomsday would follow the rise of political propaganda on the site, the XCHECK program that allowed leaders like former President Trump to evade his policies, and recent revelation That Facebook knew that its services put young users at risk for mental health issues and did nothing.

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On Tuesday, whistleblower Frances Haugen prompted Congress to act after she began leaking dangerous information about the company. last week wall street journal Based on the leaked information Haugen released an investigative series “The Facebook Files”. Internal research released by a former Facebook employee revealed that the site deliberately ignored the dangerous spread of misinformation and that its algorithms increased engagement while fueling hostility. The leak also revealed that the company’s internal research showed that Instagram, a Facebook product, negatively affects the mental health of teenage girls who use it, and the company protested changing the platform.

Facebook ‘puts astronomical advantage on people,’ whistle-blower tells Congress (Businesshala)

Senators hit out at Facebook over Instagram’s mental health effects (Businesshala)

Facebook lost nearly $65 million during hours-long outage (Businesshala)

Facebook Files (Wall Street Journal)