By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-26-21

Based on new documents from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen (being dubbed “The Facebook Papers”), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee, said it was just more evidence that the social media platform has “chronically ignored serious internal alarms.”

Blumenthal has called on Facebook to make public all its internal research on the impact of its platform on users and said the latest revelations “demand the full release of the company‘s research on the harms to teens and even to our democracy.”

There has already been a drumbeat for more documents – which Facebook execs said the country would contemplate – after Haugen turned over internal research showing some young users felt the platform hurt their self-esteem and even prompted thoughts of suicide.  » Read More