Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, announced that her Puerto Rico haven is currently backed by a cryptocurrency investment planned at an opportune time.
Haugen worked as a Facebook product manager before accusing the company of spreading controversial and insensitive misinformation. She allegedly owns numerous confidential research papers that she believes show that “Facebook puts profit above the welfare of children and all users”. Facebook was previously accused of influencing the 2016 US presidential election with the help of Russian agencies.
In a follow-up interview with the New York Times, Haugen was asked about her financial situation:
“I’m fine for the foreseeable future because I bought crypto at the right time.”
The whistleblower also received financial aid from nonprofit organizations (NPO) supported by Pierre Omidyar, a co-founder of eBay. However, Haugen made it clear that Omidyar’s NPO funds were only used to fund travel and related expenses.
According to Haugen, moving to Puerto Rico helped her join her “crypto buddies” who enjoy capital tax exemptions for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies.
Related: Bitcoin has gotten stronger despite government raids, says Edward Snowden
Famed whistleblower and former US CIA agent Edward Snowden continues to show his support for the Bitcoin economy amid regulatory pressures from governments around the world.
On October 4, Snowden tweeted about Bitcoin’s ten-fold growth despite China’s blanket ban on crypto mining and trading.
Sometimes I think back to it and wonder how many people bought #Bitcoin back then.
It has increased 10-fold since then, despite a coordinated global campaign by governments to undermine public understanding and support for cryptocurrencies.
China even banned it, but it only made Bitcoin stronger. https://t.co/pbnOFGfaVf
– Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 3, 2021