FRONTLINE investigates a series of warnings to Facebook as it grew into a global empire. 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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