Facebook whistleblower launched a non-profit organization to tackle the harm caused by social media

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Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, said she’s launching a nonprofit that will look for solutions to the damage done by social media.

The former Facebook product manager, since rebranded as Meta Platforms, made headlines last year after emerging as the source of thousands of leaked internal documents, which she said illustrate the social media company’s failure to protect teenage girls on Instagram and crack down on vaccine misinformation. .

Facebook has consistently said it does not agree with Haugen’s characterization.

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Hogan has launched a non-profit organization to tackle social media damage. Pictured: Haugen speaks on stage during the SXSW 2022 Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2022.
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Its nonprofit, Beyond the Screen, will create an open database to document the ways in which major tech companies are failing in their “ethical commitments to society” and identify possible solutions, according to a press release.

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It will partner with Project Liberty, an organization that is building a new operating protocol for social networks, and Common Sense Media, which advocates for safe media content for children.

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