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What Facebook's fight with a former executive says about social media's future

Firm acknowledges negative impact of its massive global platform and also makes the case that it has good effects

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Facebook is flush with cash, but fears it could lose the hearts and minds of its workers, and the favour of lawmakers and the public. Like many Facebook users, the company wants to be liked.

Washington

FACEBOOK is worth half a trillion dollars, but even when you're on top, an insult can really sting.

On the heels of a surprisingly personal and revealing exchange with a prominent former executive, the executive has softened some of his criticisms, while Facebook made

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