Inside the Facebook Papers

A WIRED series dives into thousands of internal documents, showing a company rife with issues that it largely failed to address.

On October 5, a former member of Facebook’s civic misinformation team named Frances Haugen testified before Congress. In her nearly two years at Facebook, Haugen said, she had consistently seen the company prioritize growth over all else, to the detriment of its users and society at large. It had long ignored the warnings of its own researchers about the platform’s potential harms. And she had gathered thousands of pages of internal documents—now collectively known as The Facebook Papers—to prove it.

The documents were disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission

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