Technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski, technology reporter Gerrit De Vynck, India-based correspondent Niha Masih and foreign correspondent Shibani Mahtani were recognized by the Association of South Asian Journalists for Best Business Reporting for their Facebook article Under Fire 2021. The work was rated and selected by panels of independent judges as the winner of Business Reporting 2022.
The article was part of The Post’s Facebook Paper series, which was published after a set of internal Facebook documents were provided to Congress in redacted form by a Facebook whistleblower. Using the documents, the series revealed that the social media giant privately and meticulously tracked the real-world damage exacerbated by its platforms, ignored warnings from its employees about the risks of their design decisions, and exposed vulnerable communities around the world to a cocktail of dangerous content. The series also included interviews with dozens of current and former employees.