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Tech's 2021: The Facebook Papers

Mark Zuckerberg's social media company ends the year embroiled in controversy once again. Former employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen shared internal documents suggesting Facebook knew about the damage it was causing on people's mental health and on society as a whole, but did little to stop it. The so-called "Facebook Papers" presented an eye-opening look inside the Silicon Valley company, especially as it sets sights on dominating the metaverse.

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Tech's 2021: The Facebook Papers
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    Chronicling Frances Haugen's Revealations About Facebook

    Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation
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    Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation

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    CBS News - By Scott Pelley

    Her name is Frances Haugen. That is a fact that Facebook has been anxious to know since last month when an anonymous former employee filed complaints …

    EXPLAINER: Just what are 'The Facebook Papers,' anyway?
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    EXPLAINER: Just what are 'The Facebook Papers,' anyway?

    The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press. Journalists from a variety of newsrooms, large and small, worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances …

    ‘History Will Not Judge Us Kindly’
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    ‘History Will Not Judge Us Kindly’

    Before I tell you what happened at exactly 2:28 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the White House—and how it elicited a very specific reaction, some 2,400 miles away, in Menlo Park, California—you need to remember the mayhem of that day, the exuberance of the mob as it gave itself over to …

    Further Reading on the Facebook Papers

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