Your Memories on Facebook: A Year of Scandals

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Global activists of Avaaz, set up cardboard cutouts of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, on which is written 'Fix Fakebook', in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on May 22, 2018, as they call attention to what the groups says are hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook.  (Photo: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

2018 was a tumultuous year for Facebook, the latest controversy being reports that Russians used the network to discourage African-American voter turnout in the 2016 election. The world's largest social media company, which also owns Instagram, has repeatedly sparked outrage over its handling of user data, its lack of transparency and its attempts to discredit its critics. In this segment, we discuss where Facebook stands with its users and with regulators in DC. And we'd like to hear from you: What does Facebook need to do to keep you on the network?


Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley correspondent, The Washington Post

Kurt Wagner, associate editor for social media, Re/code

Nicholas Confessore, political and investigative reporter, New York Times