Facebook’s demise

Joel Deane reviews An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
The ABR Podcast 01 September 2021

Facebook’s demise

Joel Deane reviews An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
The ABR Podcast 01 September 2021

John Deane


In today’s episode, listen to Joel Deane read his review of An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, an account of Facebook’s meddling in the 2016 US elections that ushered Donald Trump into the Oval Office. Joel Deane argues that despite Zuckerberg’s show of civic-mindedness, Facebook’s data-mining enterprise has always been driven by contempt for its users – a manipulable mass of ‘dumb fucks’, as Zuckerberg once put it.


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