The "Facebook Papers" depict a company where data on the harms it causes is abundant, but solutions, much less the will to act on them, are halting at best.
Facebook has confronted whistleblowers, PR firestorms and Congressional inquiries in recent years. But now it faces a combination of all three at once in what could be the most intense and wide-ranging crisis in the company's 17-year history.
Documents collected by whistleblower Frances Haugen could give the company "a lot to regret" in its fights to prove it's not a monopoly.
The Wall Street Journal has published internal material from anonymous sources at Facebook revealing they suppressed Breitbart News traffic.
Likes and shares made the social media site what it is. Now, company documents show, it’s struggling to deal with their effects.
A look at a month of scrutiny and struggles for the social-networking giant.
In a time of mega-leaks, journalists’ sources have become power players. Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager who shared company documents, led a meticulous media rollout.
Mr. Chappelle’s special has put Netflix at the center of a conversation involving transphobia, free speech and employee activism.
CNN will publish a series of articles based on more than ten thousand pages of leaked internal Facebook documents. Follow here for the latest.
Facebook has for years struggled to crack down on content related to what it calls domestic servitude: "a form of trafficking of people for the purpose of working inside private homes through the use of force, fraud, coercion or deception," according to internal Facebook documents reviewed by CNN.
The social media giant has been used by militia groups and political leaders to wage a virtual battle amid the Tigray war.
Just days after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6th, Facebook's Chief Operational Officer Sheryl Sandberg downplayed her company's role in what had happened.
The messages provide a rarely seen window into the company and often reflect matters of conscience bearing down on many of Facebook’s more than 60,000 workers.
Facebook’s rules left giant holes for U.S. election falsehoods to metastasize. On the day of the Capitol riot, employees began pulling levers to try to stave off the peril.
People operating multiple Facebook accounts spread a large portion of the site's incendiary political content, and Facebook has done little to crack down on them.
“Facebook routinely makes exceptions for powerful actors when enforcing content policy,” a data scientist at the company wrote in a December 2020 presentation.
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