Frances Haugen, a Facebook hacker, has launched a 'Beyond the Screen' campaign to combat social media crazes

Frances Haugen, a Facebook hacker, has launched a 'Beyond the Screen' campaign to combat social medi ...

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook engineer who leaked documents suggesting the firm placed profits before safety, was a whistleblower on Thursday. A business devoted to combating the harmful effects of social media has been established.

Beyond the Screen, a new nonprofit, said that its first task will consist of presenting ways big tech fails in its "legal and ethical obligations to society," and assisting in identifying solutions to these problems.

"We may have social media that puts forth the best in us, and that''s what Beyond the Screen is working toward," Haugen said in a statement.

"Beyond the Screen will focus on tangible solutions to assist users gain control of our social media experience."

Haugen released last year internal reports revealing that executives knew of their site''s potential for harm, prompting a fresh push for regulation.

Haugen claimed that the tech giant, which has since rebranded itself as Meta, has placed profits over safety. Meta has fought back against the claim.

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Haugen''s nonprofit has said that it will collaborate with groups including Project Liberty, which share a "engagement to supporting healthier social media."

According to Beyond the Screen''s statement, Beyond the Screen''s first project "represents a bold, inclusive, and much-needed effort to drive a seismic shift in social media operations."

"We look forward to working with Frances and her team to initiate this new initiative, which demonstrates our shared goal of empowering digital communities better and preventing harmful business models."

Haugen has long advocated in the United States and other countries for legislation to make social media safer, particularly for young people.