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What’s on Mark’s Mind?: Journalist Sheera Frenkel on the “Ugly Truth” About Facebook

Frenkel explains how and why Zuck allowed his tech behemoth to become a hothouse of hate speech, misinformation, and coordinated attacks on world governments.

This week, New York Times reporter Sheera Frenkel, coauthor of the blockbuster book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination, describes her and coauthor Cecilia Kang’s deep dive into the history and ambitions of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. How and why did Zuck allow his tech behemoth to become a hothouse of hate speech, misinformation, and coordinated attacks on world governments? And what has he done about it? Frenkel explains to cohost Joe Hagan how Zuckerberg’s pursuit of power has run roughshod over social responsibility, as he cashes in on Kumbaya connectivity instead. With Donald Trump suing Facebook for temporarily evicting him, and Joe Biden accusing the platform of “killing people” by spreading vaccine misinformation, Zuckerberg keeps his eyes on the 5 billion customers that remain to be converted to the platform.

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