Backtalk: FaceBOO!

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk Facebook’s bid for world domination and what Mark Zuckerberg’s latest appearance before Congress revealed. Ahead of the 2020 elections and in the wake of influence campaigns that have led to violence around the world, it’s been asked if the social-media giant is capable of growing responsibly. (Hint: nope). 


Extra reading: I’m the Comedian Who Just Confronted Harvey Weinstein. Here’s Why I Spoke Up. [New York Times]

 

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Jenny Slate’s Netflix Special Stage Fright is a quirky mix of her stand-up and documentary footage with her family. 

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Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland is part art-world exposé, part murder-mystery, and all-engrossing. 

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Amy Lam is Bitch Media’s contributing editor. Find her at @amyadoyzie.

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Dahlia Balcazar is a contributing editor at Bitch Media. She’s passionate about horror films, ’90s music, girl gangs, and Shirley Jackson. She is the artist formerly known as Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.