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How Facebook is taking on bonfires of hate it helped fuel across the world

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach

Facebook Data Scandal  |  Facebook Data Leak  |  Cambridge Analytica

Max Fisher | NYT  |  MENLO PARK, Calif 

In a glass conference room at its California headquarters, Facebook is taking on the bonfires of hate and misinformation it has helped fuel across the world, one post at a time. The social network has drawn criticism for undermining democracy and for provoking bloodshed in societies small and large. But for Facebook, it’s also a business problem. The company, which makes about $5 billion in profit per quarter, has to show that it is serious about removing dangerous content. It must also continue to attract more users from more countries and try to keep them on the site ...

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First Published: Fri, December 28 2018. 10:21 IST