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The Facebook Papers: A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance

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This week’s revelations in what has come to be known as the Facebook papers– reports based on a trove of documents brought forward by whistleblower Frances Haugen- are keeping Facebook and its senior executives at the top of news feeds around the world. In the avalanche of coverage, one particular piece stood out to me-one written by Adrienne LaFrance, executive editor of The Atlantic, and a writer and observer that I regard has having a keen insight into issues at the intersection of technology and democracy.

The piece is titled ‘HISTORY WILL NOT JUDGE US KINDLY’: Thousands of pages of internal documents offer the clearest picture yet of how Facebook endangers American democracyand show that the company’s own employees know it. I had the opportunity to speak with her about the piece and pose additional questions about the company and its response to these leaks.

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