Facebook’s very bad year. No, really, it might be the worst yet

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2021
From The Left
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Illustration: Mark Harris/The Guardian

From repeated accusations of fostering misinformation to multiple whistleblowers, the company weathered some battles in 2021.

It’s a now-perennial headline: Facebook has had a very bad year.

Years of mounting pressure from Congress and the public culminated in repeated PR crises, blockbuster whistleblower revelations and pending regulation over the past 12 months.

And while the company’s bottom line has not yet wavered, 2022 is not looking to be any better than 2021 – with more potential privacy and antitrust actions on the horizon.

Here are some of the major battles Facebook has weathered in the past year.


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