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Published: April, 28 2022
In the aftermath of Frances Haugen’s disclosures revealing that Facebook was aware of much of the damage it causes, legislators around the world have been called to stop social media companies from putting profits over safety. Last week in the New York Times, Haugen wrote about the European Union’s unprecedented move to accomplish just that with the Digital Services Act, which she describes as “the most significant piece of social media legislation in history.”
The new law will require Facebook and other large social media companies to be transparent about what content is being amplified on the platform, apply consumer protections, and allow independent research into the impact of social media on our well-being.
Read Frances’ thoughts on why it is taking so long for the United States to follow the same path.