LIVE: Facebook whistleblower testifies after 7-hour outage.

Frances Haugen says she joined Facebook because of its potential to "bring out the best in us".

"But I am here today because I believe that Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, weaken our democracy and much more," she says.

Then comes her key assertion: Facebook's leaders know how to make their products safer but they "won't".

"They have put their immense profits before people," she says.

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn will convene a hearing on Tuesday about protecting kids online. A Facebook whistleblower will testify at the hearing.

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