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This Is Now: Facebook Under Fire
July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT.
Facebook is daily fare for two and a half billion users worldwide— and is also the red-hot target of worldwide criticism. From exploiting user data and profiting from fake news to amplifying and widening political divides— Facebook stands accused widespread political and social damage. If the charges hold water, how culpable is the leadership of the company? Could the problems beleaguering the platform have been foreseen or prevented?
Investigative journalists Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang probe the many controversies surrounding Facebook’s data mining, internal politics, security breaches, lobbying, international content manipulation, and relentless drive for profits, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how the platform got to its current position. Their explosive, exclusive reporting yields a shocking conclusion— that the company’s missteps have not been an anomaly, but an inevitability. The platform’s civic failures were baked into how Facebook was built to perform.
So what now?
With a Pulitzer nomination and multiple awards to their names, New York Times journalists Frenkel and Kang illuminate the inner workings of one of the world’s most powerful entities with An Ugly Truth. This hotly anticipated book untangles the insider politics and corporate indifference that every Facebook user and global citizen needs to understand.
Join us for an essential This Is Now interview on Thursday, July 15 at 6pm. Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang, and Kepler’s journalist-in-residence Angie Coiro will guide you through an eye-opening tour the media giant’s position today.
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