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Zurawik: Frontline report explains how Facebook betrayed its promise to bring us together

Zurawik: Frontline report explains how Facebook betrayed its promise to bring us together

I have been singing the praises of Frontline reports a lot this year.

In August, it was “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville,” which tracked down white supremacists involved in alt-right rallies that took place in Virginia the year before and resulted in the death of a counterprotester. Last month, Frontline scored again with “Trump’s Showdown,” a richly-textured look inside the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

But “The Facebook Dilemma,” a two-part report airing tonight and tomorrow night on PBS, might be the best Frontline production of the year. If you want to understand the dark side of Facebook and its negative impact on global culture, this is a documentary...

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