Zucked : waking up to the Facebook catastrophe / Roger McNamee.
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- ISBN: 9780525561354
- ISBN: 0525561358
- Physical Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-320) and index.
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The strangest meeting ever -- Silicon valley before Facebook -- Move fast and break things -- The children of Fogg -- Mr. Harris and Mr. McNamee go to Washington -- Congress gets serious -- The Facebook way -- Facebook digs in its heels -- The pollster -- Cambridge analytica changes everything -- Days of reckoning -- Success? -- The future of society -- The future of you.
"If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. ZUCKED is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face"-- Provided by publisher.