The same set of documents was also available to a separate European news outlet consortium. Members of both groups published content related to their analysis at 7 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 25th. The partner news outlets set the date and time in order to allow everyone in the consortium to thoroughly analyze the documents and report on relevant details. This also gave Facebook ample time to answer any questions or inquiries that were raised by that reporting.
Each member of the consortium reported independently on the contents and significance of each document. Each member had the chance to attend group briefings to get information and context about documents.
The Facebook Papers project was launched in the wake of similar reporting by The Wall Street Journal. It also sourced the same documents as Haugen's appearances on CBS television's "60 Minutes" and her testimony before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee Oct. 5.
These papers are redacted copies of disclosures Haugen made over many months to the Securities and Exchange Commission. They allege that Facebook was prioritizing safety over safety and concealing its research from investors.
As more documents become available, the Facebook Papers consortium will continue reporting on them.
Julie Pace, executive editor and senior vice president of AP, stated that "AP frequently teams up with other news organisations to bring important journalism into the world." This mission is carried out by the Facebook Papers project. AP retains its editorial independence in all collaborations.