An Ugly Truth

An Ugly Truth

An Ugly Truth

Two prize-winning New York Times investigative journalists reveal how the pressure to grow and a culture of hubris led to crisis within the tech giant Facebook, in this explosive, news-making book. In November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell in-depth investigation that exposed, with disturbing insider detail, how leadership decisions at Facebook enabled, and then tried to cover up, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The story quickly shot to the top of the paper's most emailed list. It would earn the team of Times reporters a prestigious Loeb award, the George Polk award, and a spot on the Pulitzer short list. But it only skimmed the surface. The investigation's lead reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, spent eighteen months piecing together the story of how one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to bury a damning truth--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda. The unrivaled sources of these two veteran journalists led them to perhaps the most recognizable names in the tech industry: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Both have long existed as archetypes of uniquely twenty-first century executives--he, the tech "boy genius" turned billionaire, she, the ultimate woman in business, an inspiration to millions through her books and speeches. At Any Cost is the definitive story of Facebook's fall from grace, following the embattled company from 2011, when its power and positive influence was undisputed, to 2020, when it will face its biggest test yet--the US presidential election. What are the ultimate ramifications when a few individuals are in charge of the technology used by half the world's population? Can they control the technology they've unleashed into the world? And if not, can we, as individuals and as a society, control them?

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Sheera Frenkel
Publisher : Harper
Release : 2021-07-13
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0062960679


An Ugly Truth

An Ugly Truth

Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace. Once one of Silicon Valley’s greatest success stories, Facebook has been under constant fire for the past five years, roiled by controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users’ data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. The company, many said, had simply lost its way. But the truth is far more complex. Leadership decisions enabled, and then attempted to deflect attention from, the crises. Time after time, Facebook’s engineers were instructed to create tools that encouraged people to spend as much time on the platform as possible, even as those same tools boosted inflammatory rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and partisan filter bubbles. And while consumers and lawmakers focused their outrage on privacy breaches and misinformation, Facebook solidified its role as the world’s most voracious data-mining machine, posting record profits, and shoring up its dominance via aggressive lobbying efforts. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company to shine a light on the fatal cracks in the architecture of the tech behemoth. Their explosive, exclusive reporting led them to a shocking conclusion: The missteps of the last five years were not an anomaly but an inevitability—this is how Facebook was built to perform. In a period of great upheaval, growth has remained the one constant under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Both have been held up as archetypes of uniquely 21st century executives—he the tech “boy genius” turned billionaire, she the ultimate woman in business, an inspiration to millions through her books and speeches. But sealed off in tight circles of advisers and hobbled by their own ambition and hubris, each has stood by as their technology is coopted by hate-mongers, criminals and corrupt political regimes across the globe, with devastating consequences. In An Ugly Truth, they are at last held accountable.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Sheera Frenkel
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-07-13
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780062960702


An Ugly Truth

An Ugly Truth

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Sheera Frenkel
Publisher :
Release : 2022-04-07
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0349144060


The Good Guy The Bad Guy And The Ugly Truth

The Good Guy The Bad Guy And The Ugly Truth

The Good Guy, the Bad Guy, and the Ugly Truth, looks at the fact that when a man or woman is in more than one unhealthy relationship, be it physical, verbal or emotional abuse that comes to be seen as normal. While the person may state that they desire a healthy and loving relationship they tend to reject those potential partners where a healthy relationship is possible and tend to accept those partners who treat them poorly as that is what they understand. Two reasons exist for this 1. they have come to believe that the "good guy" (or girl) is an act and when the truly good person doesn't change into the "bad guy" or girl they feel they are still experiencing the act. 2. They have a damaged self esteem and self-worth and feel as thought they don't deserve better and this leads to them rejecting the person. Generally it is a combination of the two. The book examines this idea and explains it in an easy to read way without losing therapeutic value. After the subjects and ideas have been explained there are multiple self-designed exercises which are intended to help the person examine him or herself as well as their past relationships and what they truly want. They include things like the persons strengths, their weaknesses, guilt, and resentments, accountability of self and other and many more. The last section of the book talks about how a healthy relationship should exist as far as communication, sharing, time apart, respect, sexuality, and other aspects. The book is designed not only for those who have been through unhealthy relationship, but also those who have been effected by attempting to or being in a relationship with those who had unhealthy relationships. The exercises work for both men and women no matter which side they were on as well as individuals of any sexual orientation.

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Genre : Man-woman relationships
Author : Justin Nutt
Publisher : Ark Company
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 158 Pages
ISBN : 0991438302


The Ugly Truth About Online Shopping

The Ugly Truth About Online Shopping

The Internet has completely revolutionized the retail shopping industry. With online shopping, the consumer now has many different ways to shop without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home. Prior to the Internet, catalog sales were the only way that people could shop from their recliner while seated in front of the television. The choices you had were limited to the catalogs with which you had a subscription. Online shopping has revolutionized the way people are shopping from home. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy today.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Joshua Frias
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-12-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781329728875


The Ugly Truth About Us

The Ugly Truth About Us

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Genre : Fiction
Author : S. H. Roxx
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11-27
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 3969663814


The Ugly Truth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 5

The Ugly Truth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 5

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Jeff Kinney
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2012-10-30
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781613122488


An Ugly Truth

An Ugly Truth

"Imagine my dismay when after close to a year of waiting, not only do I receive a transcript that does not accurately reflect the trial, but all the errors only bolster the State's case while discrediting ours. When I examined these inaccuracies, I learned that they were, in fact, not errors at all, but intentional alterations. I was sick. How do you fight back when the actual history of the entire event has been changed?"

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Author : Pete Primeau
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-04-03
Total Pages : 590 Pages
ISBN : 1544788673


The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older - all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the 'ugly truth'?

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Genre : Children's stories
Author : Jeff Kinney
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 217 Pages
ISBN : 9780143304999


Ugly Truth

Ugly Truth

"A gripping crime thriller with mystery, murder and shocking twists. After all the heartache that Kelly Raven has gone through, she can finally enjoy her life. The business is lucrative, her family are happy, and in a few months, her baby will be born. However, in one evening everything changes . . . The old firms have plotted to bring the Ravens’ down, in retribution for Eddie Raven’s reckless reign. Detective Valerie Campbell has escaped capture and is on the run, with vengeance on her mind. Another Raven is out there, determined to step into Kelly’s shoes and take over her empire. But, behind the masked gunman lies the ugly truth. Kelly Raven will have to fight alone – or at least die trying. After suffering the cruel secrets and the wicked lies, the ugly truth may kill her yet."--Publisher's description.

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Genre : Dysfunctional families
Author : Kerry Barnes
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 515 Pages
ISBN : 1999726286