Carole Cadwalladr+ Your Authors @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Aug. 29, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Facebook is a malignant global power destroying liberal democracy - when I said this at TED, it seemed to genuinely shock Silicon Valley.

16 months on, everyone now sees it. But we’re frozen in the headlights. Of what feels like an oncoming freight train

Two people murdered by a white supremacist called to arms by a Facebook post Facebook refused to take down is an ‘operational mistake’.

Genocide. Subverted elections. Holocaust denial. A live-streamed massacre. What evidence do we need? 

What is happening on Facebook right now is deeply chilling. We only know what we do thanks to detailed committed reporting by @juliacarriew @BrandyZadrozny @kevinroose @donie @JaneLytv & many more. But the world has failed to act. I dread what happens next 

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