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An ugly truth: inside Facebook's battle for domination
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Author: Frenkel, Sheera
Author: Kang, Cecilia
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Online social networks
Classification: 302.302
Publisher: The Bridge Street Press, 2021
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408712719
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In November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell in-depth investigation that exposed, with disturbing insider detail, how leadership decisions at Facebook enabled, and then tried to cover up, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The story quickly shot to the top of the paper's most emailed list. It would earn the team of Times reporters a prestigious Loeb award, the George Polk award, and a spot on the Pulitzer short list. But it only skimmed the surface. The investigation's lead reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, spent eighteen months piecing together the story of how one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to bury a damning truth - that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda.
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