Facebook whistleblower launches nonprofit to address harms created by social mediaFOX News : Tech

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who has detailed how the tech company failed their ethical obligations, launched a nonprofit to solve social media harms.Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who has detailed how the tech company failed their ethical obligations, launched a nonprofit to solve social media harms.

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to harms created by social media, she said on Thursday.

The former product manager at Facebook, since renamed Meta Platforms, made headlines last year after coming out as the source of thousands of leaked internal documents, which she said detailed the social media company’s failures to protect teen girls on Instagram and clamp down on vaccine misinformation.

Facebook has consistently said it disagrees with Haugen’s characterization.

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen launched a nonprofit to address social media harms. Pictured: Haugen speaks onstage during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2022.
(Amanda Stronza/Getty Images )

Her nonprofit, Beyond the Screen, will create an open database to document ways that Big Tech companies are failing their “ethical obligations to society” and outline possible solutions, according to a press release.

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It will partner with Project Liberty, an organization working to build a new operating protocol for social networking, and Common Sense Media, which advocates for safe media content for kids.

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to harms created by social media, she said on Thursday.

The former product manager at Facebook, since renamed Meta Platforms, made headlines last year after coming out as the source of thousands of leaked internal documents, which she said detailed the social media company’s failures to protect teen girls on Instagram and clamp down on vaccine misinformation.

Facebook has consistently said it disagrees with Haugen’s characterization.

YOUTUBE, META, OTHER TECH COMPANIES TAKING STEPS TO COMBAT ONLINE EXTREMISM

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen launched a nonprofit to address social media harms. Pictured: Haugen speaks onstage during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2022.
(Amanda Stronza/Getty Images )

Her nonprofit, Beyond the Screen, will create an open database to document ways that Big Tech companies are failing their “ethical obligations to society” and outline possible solutions, according to a press release.

TWITTER, MUSK LEGAL TEAMS REPORTEDLY DEPOSING JACK DORSEY

It will partner with Project Liberty, an organization working to build a new operating protocol for social networking, and Common Sense Media, which advocates for safe media content for kids.

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