Will Facebook Finally Be Forced to Change After Devastating Wall Street Journal Exposés? | Analysis

“These are all selfish actors who will never hold themselves accountable,” one critic says

What is next for Facebook in the wake of a devastating series of revelations of its own research by the Wall Street Journal, confirming some of the worst criticism already leveled at the social media giant?  

The five-part series, which documents the fact that Facebook leaders have long known that Instagram contributed to teenage depression and that anti-vaccination messages were being amplified by its algorithms, is unlikely to drive Facebook to make changes without the intervention – or threat – of government regulation, multiple outside experts told TheWrap.

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Antoinette Siu

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