UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci is prominently featured in the recent two-part documentary The Facebook Dilemma by Frontline PBS. She offers her expert opinion on the controversies surrounding Facebook’s role in the election, the leak of user data, and the violence triggered through content on its platform.
Tufekci has repeatedly raised alarms about Facebook’s business model and its impact social and democratic institutions. This spring, she wrote a analyses for WIRED Magazine titled “Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Aplogy Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook,” and an op-ed for the New York Times titled “We Already Know How to Protect Ourselves From Facebook." Even before the Cambridge Analytica debacle, she voiced concerns in interviews and editorials, including “Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature from September 2017.