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Civil society must be part of the Digital Services Act

By Frances Haugen

29 Mar 2022 · 3 min read

The writer is a whistleblower and former Facebook employee

I became a whistleblower as a last resort. During my time at Facebook, I encountered the horrible truth that the company’s choices endangered lives around the world and that it had hidden the information the public needed to protect itself. That’s why I released documents that showed what the tech giant knew and how it had still failed to act.

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