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Mar 22, 2018

The Economist | Facebook's epic fail on March 22, 2018.

     
The Economist
 
Our cover this week looks at the biggest crisis in Facebook’s history. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has apologised to its users for letting their data end up with Cambridge Analytica. But he seems not to grasp that Facebook faces a wider crisis of confidence. We suggest how the firm should fix itself
 
Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief
 
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