Facebook is actually worth almost a half trillion dollars. the idea has more than 2 billion users who log in at least once a month. the idea includes a famous CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, hailed in Silicon Valley as a Bill Gates for the Internet age – the suburban Harvard kid who dropped out of college to start a company in addition to change the entire world.
Facebook also has problems. Its once non-controversial mission of connecting the entire world has taken a dark turn. Connecting the entire world to what, exactly? After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in addition to controversies over how Facebook gave partners access to user data, there’s a question hanging out there.
is actually Facebook unwittingly connecting the entire world to too much misinformation, political manipulation, or worse? Or does the Great which happens on Facebook outweigh the bad?
Joining Jon Fortt This specific week to discuss is actually Roger McNamee. He’s an early investor in Facebook in addition to an early adviser to Mark Zuckerberg. He is actually also the author of a fresh book: “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” McNamee says Facebook is actually bad for America.
Also joining the conversation is actually Antonio García Martínez, former Facebook employee, in addition to author of “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune in addition to Random Failure in Silicon Valley.” He does not think Facebook is actually bad for America.