"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company’s global impact
Oct 30, 2018

"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company’s global impact

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Yesterday on the show, we talked with the fact-checkers trying to clean up Facebook. Today we're looking at how misinformation on Facebook affects democracy here in America and the social fabric of many other countries, from India to the Philippines to Myanmar. That's the topic of a two-part Frontline documentary called "The Facebook Dilemma," airing this week on PBS stations and online. It explores Facebook's growth and how it has responded to warnings that it can be used for propaganda, violence and to prop up authoritarian regimes. Molly Wood talks with James Jacoby, a producer of the documentary. (10/30/18)

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"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company's global impact

Oct 30, 2018
A new two-part investigation from Frontline charts the social platform's rise and its effect on democracy.
(L-R) Raney Aronson-Rath, James Jacoby, Roger McNamee, and Dana Priest of the television show 'The Facebook Dilemma' speak during the PBS segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

"The Facebook Dilemma" documentary explores the company's global impact

Oct 30, 2018
A new two-part investigation from Frontline charts the social platform's rise and its effect on democracy.
(L-R) Raney Aronson-Rath, James Jacoby, Roger McNamee, and Dana Priest of the television show 'The Facebook Dilemma' speak during the PBS segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Yesterday on the show, we talked with the fact-checkers trying to clean up Facebook. Today we’re looking at how misinformation on Facebook affects democracy here in America and the social fabric of many other countries, from India to the Philippines to Myanmar. That’s the topic of a two-part Frontline documentary called “The Facebook Dilemma,” airing this week on PBS stations and online. It explores Facebook’s growth and how it has responded to warnings that it can be used for propaganda, violence and to prop up authoritarian regimes. Molly Wood talks with James Jacoby, a producer of the documentary. (10/30/18)

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