An Ugly Truth
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An Ugly Truth

Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination

Beware Facebook

by David Meyer

Award-winning journalists Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang detail Facebook’s inner workings, tactics and defenses with unsettling facts and insights.

Sheera Frenkel covers cybersecurity for The New York Times, where Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy. In this New York Times bestseller, they relate how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg aspired to make his company synonymous with the internet with scant care for its impact on society. Facebook became a global powerhouse worth $800 billion. 

But Facebook’s algorithms and data collection tools, the authors assert, exploited private user information and allowed disinformation to run amok. Frenkel and Kang portray a company that gained wealth and power at the expense of people’s privacy and the integrity of democratic institutions.

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