Internal documents dubbed \u0022The Facebook Papers\u0022 were published widely Monday by an international consortium of news outlets who jointly obtained the redacted materials recently made available to the U.S. Congress by company whistleblower Frances Haugen.\r\n\r\n\u0022It\u0026#039;s time for immediate action to hold the company accountable for the many harms it\u0026#039;s inflicted on our democracy.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe papers were shared among 17 U.S. outlets as well as a separate group of news agencies in Europe, with all the journalists involved sharing the same publication date but performing their own reporting based on the documents.\r\n\r\nAccording to the Financial Times, the \u0022thousands of pages of leaked documents paint a damaging picture of a company that has prioritized growth\u0022 over other concerns. And the Washington Post concluded that the choices made by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as detailed in the revelations, \u0022led to disastrous outcomes\u0022 for the social media giant and its users.\r\n\r\nFrom an overview of the documents and the reporting project by the Associated Press:\r\n\r\n\r\nThe papers themselves are redacted versions of disclosures that Haugen has made over several months to the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging Facebook was prioritizing profits over safety and hiding its own research from investors and the public.\r\n\r\nThese complaints cover a range of topics, from its efforts to continue growing its audience, to how its platforms might harm children, to its alleged role in inciting political violence. The same redacted versions of those filings are being provided to members of Congress as part of its investigation. And that process continues as Haugen’s legal team goes through the process of redacting the SEC filings by removing the names of Facebook users and lower-level employees and turns them over to Congress.\r\n\r\n\r\nOne key revelation highlighted by the Financial Times is that Facebook has been perplexed by its own algorithms and another was that the company \u0022fiddled while the Capitol burned\u0022 during the January 6th insurrection staged by loyalists to former President Donald Trump trying to halt the certification of last year\u0026#039;s election.\r\n\r\nCNN warned that the totality of what\u0026#039;s contained in the documents \u0022may be the biggest crisis in the company\u0026#039;s history,\u0022 but critics have long said that at the heart of the company\u0026#039;s problem is the business model upon which it was built and the mentality that governs it from the top, namely Zuckerberg himself.\r\n\r\nOn Friday, following reporting based on a second former employee of the company coming forward after Haugen, Free Press Action co-CEO Jessica J. González said \u0022the latest whistleblower revelations confirm what many of us have been sounding the alarm about for years.\u0022\r\n\r\n“Facebook is not fit to govern itself,\u0022 said González. \u0022The social-media giant is already trying to minimize the value and impact of these whistleblower exposés, including Frances Haugen\u0026#039;s. The information these brave individuals have brought forth is of immense importance to the public and we are grateful that these and other truth-tellers are stepping up.\u0022\r\n\r\nWhile Zuckerberg has testified multiple times before Congress, González said nothing has changed. \u0022It\u0026#039;s time for Congress and the Biden administration to investigate a Facebook business model that profits from spreading the most extreme hate and disinformation,\u0022 she said. \u0022It\u0026#039;s time for immediate action to hold the company accountable for the many harms it\u0026#039;s inflicted on our democracy.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Kids don’t stand a chance against the multibillion dollar Facebook machine, primed to feed them content that causes severe harm to mental and physical well being.\u0022\r\n\r\nWith Haugen set to testify before the U.K. Parliament on Monday, activists in London staged protests against Facebook and Zuckerberg, making clear that the giant social media company should be seen as a global problem.\r\n\r\nFlora Rebello Arduini, senior campaigner with the corporate accountability group, was part of a team that erected a large cardboard display of Zuckerberg \u0022surfing a wave of cash\u0022 outside of Parliament with a flag that read, \u0022I know we harm kids, but I don\u0026#039;t care\u0022—a rip on a video Zuckerberg posted of himself earlier this year riding a hydrofoil while holding an American flag.\r\n\r\nWhile Zuckerberg refused an invitation to tesify in the U.K. about the company\u0026#039;s activities, including the way it manipulates and potentially harms young users on the platform, critics like Arduini said the giant tech company must be held to account.\r\n\r\n\u0022Kids don’t stand a chance against the multibillion dollar Facebook machine, primed to feed them content that causes severe harm to mental and physical well being,\u0022 she said. \u0022This industry is rotten at its core and the clearest proof of that is what it\u0026#039;s doing to our children. Lawmakers must urgently step in and pull the tech giants into line.”\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u0022Right now, Mark [Zuckerberg] is unaccountable,\u0022 Haugen told the Guardian in an interview ahead of her testimony. \u0022He has all the control. He has no oversight, and he has not demonstrated that he is willing to govern the company at the level that is necessary for public safety.\u0022\r\n\r\nCorrection: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect the context of the comments made by Jessica González of Free Press, who responded to the revelations of a second whistleblower not those of Frances Haugen.