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An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Hardback)

By Frenkel, Sheera
By Kang, Cecilia

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Two prize-winning New York Times investigative journalists reveal how the pressure to grow and a culture of hubris led to crisis within the tech giant Facebook, in this explosive, news-making book. In November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell in-depth investigation ...that exposed, with disturbing insider detail, how leadership decisions at Facebook enabled, and then tried to cover up, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The story quickly shot to the top of the paper's most emailed list. It would earn the team of Times reporters a prestigious Loeb award, the George Polk award, and a spot on the Pulitzer short list. But it only skimmed the surface. The investigation's lead reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, spent eighteen months piecing together the story of how one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to bury a damning truth--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda. The unrivaled sources of these two veteran journalists led them to perhaps the most recognizable names in the tech industry: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Both have long existed as archetypes of uniquely twenty-first century executives--he, the tech boy genius turned billionaire, she, the ultimate woman in business, an inspiration to millions through her books and speeches. At Any Cost is the definitive story of Facebook's fall from grace, following the embattled company from 2011, when its power and positive influence was undisputed, to 2020, when it will face its biggest test yet--the US presidential election. What are the ultimate ramifications when a few individuals are in charge of the technology used by half the world's population? Can they control the technology they've unleashed into the world? And if not, can we, as individuals and as a society, control them?
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ISBN 9780062960672
Publisher Harper
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062960672
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Harper
Imprint Harper
Publication Country
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Frenkel, Sheera
By Kang, Cecilia
Category Media Studies
History Of Specific Institutions
Political Structure & Processes
Business & Management
Management & Management Techniques
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 226mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 302.30285
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Online social networks - Political aspects, Facebook (Firm), Zuckerberg, Mark, Online social networks - Social aspects, Sandberg, Sheryl
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text General/trade