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The consortium of "Facebook papers" grows, giving access to more journalists (Analysis)


Now there are more journalists within the consortium who have access to the leaked Facebook documents, leading to more reports and conclusions.

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The "Facebook papers" consortium is growing.

Last week, the number of US media outlets with access to internal Facebook documents provided to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Frances Haugen stood at 17. Those media outlets , which include from CNN to Politico, through The Washington Post and WIRED accepted an embargo this Monday morning, so more than 50 articles came out the same day.

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There are many more articles in preparation, and there are more newsrooms joining the consortium.

Platformer's Casey Newton wrote late Monday that "a number of new posts have joined the consortium today, securing another shower of coverage designed to get more out of it."

One of the new entrants, Gizmodo's Shoshana Wodinsky, posted a tweet alluding to her "sudden" addition to the group.

I've also heard that The Guardian, which was missing last week, is now on board, along with CNBC and The New York Post.

As The New York Times' Ben Smith reported, competing but coordinating newsrooms stay in touch through Slack.

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Another member, The Associated Press, has a handy explanation of the deal here.

"Each member of the consortium has produced their own independent report on the content of the document and its importance," says the cable.

"Each member also had the opportunity to attend group briefings to get information and context on the documents."

Documents will keep flowing for weeks

The "Facebook papers" are not a one or two day story.

Journalists and editors expect to receive more documents for at least the next two weeks.


Remember, this is all based on what Haugen filed with the SEC.

Redacted versions of the documents are being shared with members of Congress and members of the media on an ongoing basis.

"That process continues while Haugen's legal team goes through the process of drafting the SEC files," for example, removing the names of Facebook users, The AP explained.

Newton said in his newsletter Monday night that he continues to "receive new documents every day of the week," adding: "The documents arrive without any organization or subject."

He added that "it is extraordinary to be able to read these documents and learn more about the company," but also acknowledged that the pace of deliveries serves Haugen's interests.

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Whether there is an audience for the trickle flow of information remains to be seen.

During a live audio chat with Newton and other journalists on Twitter Monday night, veteran tech journalist Steven Levy predicted that publishers and readers will tire of the stories in no time.

Laura McGann, former editor of Vox and Politico, commented in a tweet that "the Facebook revelations are a good example of how it will always be more attractive to bring something to light for the media and the audience than the same story that was evidently true. all the time: we saw with our own eyes that Facebook pushes content that exasperates people. "

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Source: cnnespanol

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