Facebook is a social media company that was founded in 2003 by Mark Zuckerberg. It trades in the data of over two billion users and their daily activity which has allowed Facebook to become an advertising behemoth. As one of the largest distributors of information globally, it has been accused of distributing fake news and aiding violence in India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma) and the United States, where fundamentalists have weaponized its ability to fan hatred and riots. Facebook has also been accused of censorship of gay and lesbian contents as well as activism in places like Kashmir, Kurdistan, Pakistan and Palestine.
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(May 9, 2021)
Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee (2019)
Shannon Bond | NPR | July 1, 2020
When the Stop Hate for Profit campaign launched just two weeks ago, its organizers had not yet persuaded a single advertiser to boycott Facebook in July.
Makena Kelly | The Verge | June 1, 2020
Dozens of Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout on Monday in protest of the company’s decision not to take action against incendiary posts by President Donald Trump last week, according to The New York Times.
United States Federal Trade Commission | December 9, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission today sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.
Salvador Rodriguez | CNBC | November 9, 2019
After a three-year string of scandals, Facebook finds itself staring down four separate antitrust investigations, a former co-founder who wants the company split apart and a front-runner presidential candidate who has made the breakup of the company a key part of her campaign.
Shannon Bond | NPR | July 2, 2020
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
Casey Newton | The Verge | June 19, 2019
The stress of the job weighed on Utley, according to his former co-workers, who, like all Facebook contractors at the Tampa site, must sign a 14-page nondisclosure agreement.
Salvador Rodriguez | CNBC | January 9, 2019
More than a dozen former Facebook employees detailed how the company’s leadership and its performance review system has created a culture where any dissent is discouraged.