the Facebook Papers are a set of internal documents that were provided to Congress in drafted form by legal counsel to Frances Haugen. The drafted versions were reviewed by a consortium of news agencies, including the Washington Post.
The mine of documents shows how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has at times contradicted, minimized or failed to disclose the company’s findings on the impact of its products and platforms.
The documents also provided new details on the role of the social media platform in promoting the storming of the United States Capitol. Investigation by ProPublica and the Washington Post found Facebook groups were swelling at least 650,000 messages attacking the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s victory between polling day and January 6.
Facebook engineers donated additional value for emoji reactions including ‘angry’, push more emotional and provocative content into user newsfeeds.
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Key takeaways from Facebook Papers
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