Ben Smith Shares Slack Conversation Revealing Chaos Over Facebook Papers Collaboration

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Several prominent news outlets had come together to collaborate on sifting through the Facebook Papers, a stockpile of leaked documents provided by whistleblower Frances Haugen.

Haugen previously testified to Congress about negative impacts of Facebook, alleging that it increases political divisions, harms children, and prioritizes its profits over safety.

But then the New York Times appeared to publish a story earlier than agreed upon on Friday, and other outlets scrambled to catch up — and the pettiness seeped onto Twitter.

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith posted a screenshot of a Slack conversation on Friday night, noting that the Facebook consortium “has devolved into a pretty bitter argument.”

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