Broken Code: Inside Facebook and the Fight to Expose Its Harmful Secrets

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Doubleday Books
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6.2 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
JEFF HORWITZ is a technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal. His work on "The Facebook Files" won the George Polk Award for Business Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Reporting. Previously an investigative reporter for the Associated Press in Washington, DC, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Broken Code fillets Facebook's strategic failures to address its part in the spread of disinformation, political fracturing and even genocide. The book is stuffed with eye-popping, sometimes Orwellian statistics and anecdotes that could have come only from the inside."
--New York Times Book Review

"Broken Code offers a comprehensive, briskly reported examination of key systems governing [Facebook] and their many failings... A smartly reported investigation into the messy internal machinations of one of the world's most important and least understood companies."
--Washington Post

"Jeff Horwitz has written a blockbuster expose of Facebook, the notoriously secretive social media giant whose benign mission--connecting people--masked a growing propensity towards some of humanity's worst impulses. Populated by concerned, brave employees who defied their employer and leaked thousands of pages of internal documents to Horwitz, with the imperious, remote Mark Zuckerberg and his top lieutenants at the center, Broken Code is brilliant reporting and a page-turning narrative of immense importance."
--James B. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author

"A dogged and meticulous reporter, Jeff Horwitz is at the height of his powers in Broken Code, a penetrating portrait of one of the most significant companies in the world and of one of the great new challenges of this technological era."
--Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author

"An unsettling account....Stories of executives bumbling their way through or outright ignoring issues within the company are breathtaking and troubling... Horwitz's reporting shines...This convincingly makes the case that Facebook's pursuit of growth at any cost has had disastrous offline consequences."
--Publishers Weekly

"Readers interested in the ethics of the internet and technology, the business aspects of social media, and social media's impact on society at large will be fascinated. Horwitz has created an essential resource."

"A well-researched, disturbing study of a tech behemoth characterized by arrogance, hypocrisy, and greed."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Impressive reporting... A thoroughly documented portrait of a company that recognizes its products have harmed people yet declines to meaningfully change them."
--San Francisco Chronicle