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Facebook Is Ubiquitous. But Will It Be Trusted?

Facebook Is Ubiquitous. But Will It Be Trusted?

This has been the year of Facebook. Its stock price has increased by around 50 percent as it continues to assert its dominance in user activity and digital ad revenue. It undercut one of the companies trying to catch up with it, Snap, by adding a similar feature,...
Facebook Marks the End of Social Media’s Wild West

Facebook Marks the End of Social Media’s Wild West

The news that Facebook will turn over details of Russian ad buys to Congress recalls a column written by my colleague Eli Lake early year. He wrote that in forcing National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to resign, President Donald Trump “caved in to his...
US Is Still a Global Leader?

US Is Still a Global Leader?

If you think of the US as a global leader, these are troubling times. This past week’s G-20 meeting showed how weak the US has become. At a big international summit, the president seems uninterested and withdrawn. But America is not now and has never been a...
How This Economic Recovery Ends

How This Economic Recovery Ends

Every boom in the US economy is different, but over the past several decades, each has ended the same way. First you get full employment. Then you get a spike in the price of oil. And then there’s a recession. The US hit full employment in August 2015. And yet...