October 28th 2021
On Thursday October 28th 2021 NY Times reporter and bestselling, author Cecilia Kang captivated the audience with a detailed but also entertaining talk about the instant bestselling book she co-wrote with her colleague Sheera Frankel: “An Ugly Truth, Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination” (Een Smerige Waarheid/Atlas Contact). In this publication they unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé. Kang and Frankel interviewed more than 400 people and spent thousands of hours talking to insiders. Before Cecilia Kang took the stage former Belgian minister of Telecom and Digital Agenda, Mr Philippe De Backer, spoke with great enthusiasm about her book.
Cecilia Kang was the first speaker in the flesh in Antwerp for the activities of the Antwerp America Foundation.
- Moderator: Nadia Dala
- In collaboration with: The John Adams Institute
- Photos: Vincent Callot
More information about the book
“An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination.”
The book reveals the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers a startling account of Facebook: the mishandling of users’ data, the spreading of fake news and the amplification of polarizing speech. Kang and Frenkel were part of the team of investigative journalists recognized as 2019 Finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
Want to know more about the book read The Guardian book review:
Russian hacking, smear campaigns and livestreamed massacres are the price of Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for connectivity, grippingly probed by two New York Times journalists… (Read more)
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