Online safety 2022: 8 things that need to happen

Whistleblowers play an important role, but at this point in digital tech and media history, we need more than a single individual’s perspective — even if it’s an insider’s perspective. Yes the company Frances Haugen and Sophie Zhang worked for is huge, but it’s still one company. For policymakers and others looking to increase social media safety for all users, they—we all—need to look at the forest, not just an individual tree, no matter how big the tree is.

Now, in the early days of the metaverse, with whistleblower-fueled awareness of social…