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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to the harm created by social networkshe said Thursday.
The former product manager at Facebook, which was renamed Meta Platforms, made headlines last year after revealing herself as the source of thousands of leaked internal documents, which she said detailed the social media company’s failures to protect users. teens on Instagram and clamp down on vaccine misinformation. .
Facebook has always said that it disagrees with Haugen’s characterization.
His nonprofit, Beyond the Screen, will create an open database to document the ways big tech companies are failing in their “ethical obligations to society” and outline possible solutions, according to a press release.
It will partner with Project Liberty, an organization working to build a new operating protocol for social media, and Common Sense Media, which advocates for safe content for children.