This article was translated by Google and R.E.
Half of the earth's population uses Facebook – daily or weekly – which with over three billion people makes the Mark Zuckerberg platform the world's most used social media. Facebook has been – and is – surrounded by huge and extremely principled scandals. Scandals about our privacy versus big business and profits, where information about our user profile is leaked to (sold to) political election campaigns and Russian hackers. And much more.
But how Facebook handled and handled with Mark Zuckerberg and his business mentor Sheryl Sandberg the enormous responsibility at a time when democratic values but also the democracies themselves are under pressure due to the hate speech and fake news of social media?
The biggest Facebook scandals
Bow The Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by New York Times journalists Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang illuminate this through a long line of well-documented scandals and evidence. And it raises the question of whether legislators and regulators of today and tomorrow have enough courage and insight to protect our digital privacy and the core values of democracy.
According to the New York Times book review, “Frenkel and Kang have written a book that is the ultimate take-down via elaborate, understandable coverage of the biggest Facebook scandals. An Ugly Truth gives the reader the kind of satisfaction that if you hired a private detective to investigate your spouse's laws affair: The book confirms your worst suspicions and gives you all the dating episodes in detail to cut through Facecbook's spin.
Fadi Toon. . .
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