The Latest Facebook Revelations Expose the Real Mark Zuckerberg


In spite of Mark Zuckerberg’s pleas, Wednesday saw British lawmakers make good on their threat to release a trove of confidential documents pertaining to Facebook, including e-mail conversations between various employees and the C.E.O. himself. “I believe there is considerable public interest in releasing these documents,” Damian Collins, who chairs Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee, tweeted upon their release. “They raise important questions about how Facebook treats users data, their policies for working with app developers, and how they exercise their dominant position in the social media market.” Much of what’s contained in the 250 pages of documents, most of which are dated between 2012 and 2015, has been previously reported. But taken together, the conversations are a reminder that Facebook users are, and always have been, the company’s product—and that Zuckerberg…



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