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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 29, 2020 (AP photo by Graeme Jennings).

Facebook’s Reckoning, Europe’s Drone Failures and More

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

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This week, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook data scientist, went public as the whistleblower behind the leaked cache of internal company documents known as the “Facebook Files.” Initially published in The Wall Street Journal, the documents allegedly prove that the company’s internal research had demonstrated the negative effects of Facebook and Instagram on their users. But despite public declarations of concern, often fueled by congressional hearings and bad publicity, the company failed to do anything about it. ...

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