May 22, 2024
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen announced the launch of her newest nonprofit group, with the goal of improving social media platforms.

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen announced the launch of her newest nonprofit group, with the goal of improving social media platforms.

The nonprofit organization, Beyond the Screen, has hopes of creating “tangible solutions to help users gain control of our social media experience.”

It has already coordinated efforts with Project Liberty, which has a similar goal: to “transform how the internet works to enable healthier digital communities,” according to a press release.

“We can have social media that brings out the best in us, and that’s what Beyond the Screen is working toward. We’re excited to collaborate with like-minded partners and organizations, like Project Liberty and Common Sense Media, that share our commitment to supporting healthier social media,” Haugen reportedly said in an announcement.

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Francis Haugen, American data engineer and scientist, product manager, and whistleblower. Haugen disclosed tens of thousands of Facebook’s internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2021.Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
(Graeme Jennings / Washington Examiner)

Its first project will be to create a database documenting the legal and ethical failures of social media platforms in order to find solutions. It is known as the “Duty of Care” project.

“The Duty of Care project represents a bold, inclusive, and much-needed effort to drive a seismic shift in how social media operates with society,” said Frank McCourt, the founder of Project Liberty.

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This announcement comes just days after the launch of the inquest on behalf of deceased U.K. teenager Molly Russell, featuring several platforms, including Meta, Facebook’s parent company. Heads of the platform are expected to be questioned on some of the 20,000 or so documents Haugen has released since becoming a whistleblower in October 2021, which include research into the effects on users’ mental health.

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