Editor’s Edition: Facebook: Friend or foe?

Facebook has come under criticism after deciding not to notify half a billion users whose personal data was compromised in 2019 and was recently made available in a hacker forum.

However, the social media giant has made strides in tackling misinformation during the U.S. presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also helped many small businesses connect with customers from different communities.

In this episode of Editor’s Edition, Ramona Pringle, a tech expert and associate professor at Ryerson University, tackles the question of whether or not Facebook is problematic for our society and if it is a good corporate citizen.

Pringle also dissects the company’s relationship with governments and what the future of Facebook would look like in 10 years.

“Facebook is a business, and it is a very successful business. Let’s not forget as a business that has launched around the notion of move fast and break things and this notion of disruption. And what are they disrupting? They’re disrupting legacy institutions and there is no more legacy institution than government,” she said.