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              Books by Sheera Frenkel

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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

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              The product of years of investigative journalism by two brilliant New York Times staffers, this is a stunning expose of the inner workings of Facebook as it faces up to the challenges of scandal, criticism and controversy.

              ISBN 9781408712702
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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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; Kang, Cecilia

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              The Everything Store meets Too Big to Fail in this intimate portrayal of the stumbling giant that is Facebook by two New York Times journalists

              ISBN 9781408712719
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
               

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

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              The book Facebook doesn't want you to read Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in an explosive, news-making expose. In An Ugly Truth, they reveal in vivid detail how under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and ...Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to deny a damning fact--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda--while continuing to relentlessly pursue growth. For the past four years, Facebook has been under constant fire, roiled by cascading controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users' data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. Leadership decisions at the company enabled, and then attempted to deflect attention from, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Time after time, Facebook's engineers were instructed to create tools that encouraged people to spend as much time on the platform as possible, even as those same tools boosted inflammatory rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and partisan filter bubbles. Each misstep set off a fresh cycle of earnest apologies and glib assurances: We'll do better. Yet these lapses were not accidental, and the apologies ultimately devoid of accountability. The issues surrounding privacy and speech aren't bugs; they are features, baked into the company's DNA--and its algorithms. And while consumers and lawmakers have focused their outrage on privacy breaches and misinformation, Facebook has been consolidating power, devouring competition, posting record profits, and shoring up its dominance via aggressive lobbying efforts. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, Frenkel and Kang take the reader inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company, its growing political influence as well as its skirmishes with privacy groups an
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              ISBN 9780063136748
              Publisher Harper
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              An Ugly Truth CD: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
                

              An Ugly Truth CD: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia; Graham, Holter

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              Reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang reveal in vivid detail how under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to deny a damning fact--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and ...political propaganda--while continuing to relentlessly pursue growth. --Provided by publisher.
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              ISBN 9780063003286
              Publisher HarperAudio
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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; 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
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