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PBS Frontline: The Facebook Dilemma – Part Two

10/05/2021

A detailed look at Facebook, the social media giant that pervades our society and which many see as a threat to democracy.

November 01,2018

Facebook’s promise was to create a more open and connected world. FRONTLINE finds that multiple warnings about the platform’s negative impact on privacy and democracy were eclipsed by Facebook’s relentless pursuit of growth.

A series of mounting crises at Facebook, from the company’s failure to protect users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, have raised the question: How has Facebook’s historic success brought about real-world harm?

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