We're Diving Into the Leaked 'Facebook Papers,' Come Hang Out - 2021-10-26
You've probably seen the deluge of damning news stories about Facebook from multiple outlets this past week. Those came thanks to Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen, who recently leaked thousands of internal documents, including internal employee discussions, memos, research, and presentations, to a consortium of news outlets as part of a project collectively dubbed the "Facebook Papers." Now that Gizmodo has its mitts on the files, we're eager to share them with you.
There are a few reasons we haven't seen all of these documents released publicly — though here at Giz, at least, we are currently discussing options for doing that. First, a bit about the format: Most if not all of the "documents" are actually photos of a computer screen taken with someone's phone. While unredacted versions were shared by Haugen with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of her whistleblower complaint, the copies we're receiving have been redacted by her legal team. All of the internal chats and other documents were redacted to remove the names of "low-level" Facebook employees.
This means Gizmodo is unable to reach out to individual employees for comment regarding the opinions they expressed about the company and the way it's being run.