'Levy portrays a tech company where no one is taking responsibility for what it has unleashed' Financial Times
'This fascinating book reveals the imperial ambitions of Facebook's founder' James Marriott, Sunday Times
'The inside story of how Facebook went from idealism to scandal' Laurence Dodds, Telegraph
Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from the simple website Zuckerberg's first built from his dorm room in his Sophomore year. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the biggest companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing fake news accounts, the handling of its users' personal data and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation.
Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences.
AUTHOR: Steven Levy
's editor at large. The Washington Post
has called him 'America's premier technology journalist.' His previous positions include founder of Backchannel
and chief technology writer and senior editor for Newsweek
. Levy has written seven previous books and has written for Rolling Stone, Harper's Magazine, Macworld, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The New Yorker,
Levy has also won several awards during his thirty-plus years of writing about technology, including for his book Hackers,
which PC Magazine
named the best sci-tech book written in the last twenty years; and for Crypto
, which won the grand e-book prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book Fair.