In this SF Examiner op-ed, Ted Lewis and Tracy Rosenberg of the Protest Facebook coalition say that “Facebook looms over our coming elections, and not in a good way. The giant media company has tremendous power and influence — and a bad track record.”
Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley’s earliest champions. Now he’s one of its most fervent critics. This profile in the New Yorker explains how he came to believe that Facebook was being exploited to sow division among voters—and that company executives had turned a blind eye.
Read or watch Sacha Baron Cohen’s speech on The Guardian website. Cohen calls Facebook the ‘greatest propaganda machine in history’ and argues that Facebook would have run ads by Hitler.
In October 2019, hundreds of Facebook employees signed a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and other company leaders, decrying Facebook’s decision to let politicians post any claims they wanted — even false ones — in ads on the site.
In this op-ed, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, says that Mark Zuckerberg’s influence “is staggering, far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government.”