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Internal Facebook documents provide insight on company practices

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The Facebook Papers is a collaborative reporting effort from 17 American news outlets that worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents obtained by Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager who is now known as the company’s whistleblower.

The news outlets started to release their respective reporting on Monday, providing a rare glimpse into the company’s practices and a closer look at a wide range of issues, including its fading popularity with teens, how its platforms might harm children, its ability to counter hate speech, its treatment of politicians and its alleged role in inciting political violence.

Facebook released a statement last week in response to the upcoming reporting that read, in part: “A curated selection out of millions of documents at Facebook can in no way be used to draw fair conclusions about us.”

Facebook acknowledged the reports last week.

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