Facebook told us it wasn’t a typical big, bad company. It is | Jessica Powell


The tech giant claimed to be bringing the world together for the benefit of humanity. The truth is far less palatable

Facebook, like so many companies in Silicon Valley, has always told us it was a different kind of company. Not so much a business really, but a social utility. That it was linking the world for the benefit of democracy, friendship and human connection.

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