Facebook whistleblower founds NGO to make social media healthier

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Facebook’s whistleblower founds an NGO to make social networks healthier

Her objective is to give Internet users solutions to help them control their use of different platforms.

Frances Haugen

< p class="e-p">Engineer and ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who last year exposed embarrassing internal documents for the social media giant, announced on Thursday the launch of an organization tasked with ;to clean up social networks.

Beyond the Screen, a non-governmental organization will focus on finding concrete solutions to help users and users to regain control of their experience on social networks, the whistleblower said in a statement.

Its objective is to give Internet users tangible solutions to help them control their use of the various platforms. Social media can allow us to perform at our best, and that's what Beyond the Screen will work towards, she added.

D& #x27;after the press release, the organization will create a database whose source code is free to access (open source) to document the legal and ethical shortcomings of major platforms and identify solutions.

Frances Haugen rose to prominence a year ago by leaking more than 20,000 pages internal Facebook documents, and hammering before various parliaments that the social network put profits before the safety of its users.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram , denied the charges.

We are witnessing a coordinated effort to selectively use internal documents to paint a false picture of our company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the the presentation of the company's quarterly results in October 2021.

Beyond the Screen is funded by Project Liberty, an initiative of the American entrepreneur and owner of the French soccer team, Olympique de Marseille, Frank McCourt, and the independent organization Common Sense Media.

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