The ‘Ugly Truth’ About Facebook

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By Sarah Frier

Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination
By Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

On Jan. 6, after monitoring the messages domestic extremists were posting on Facebook, the company’s security experts became increasingly worried there might be violence in Washington, D.C. The team warned top executives, who even mulled asking their C.E.O., Mark Zuckerberg, to call Donald Trump and find out what the president was intending to tell his mob of supporters then gathering to protest the election results. But the executives scrapped that plan, worried the media would find out about such a phone call and Facebook would be implicated in whatever happened next.

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