Since its launch in 2013, hundreds of researchers and journalists have received access to The Zuckerberg Files. Here are just some of the publications that have utilized the archive.
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- The Facebook Dilemma (2018). PBS Frontline.
- Order of Magnitude (2019). Benjamin Grosser
- Coen, Noam (2017). The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball. The New Press.
- Levy, Steven (2019). Facebook: The inside story. Blue Rider Press.
- Vaidhyanathan, Siva (2018). Antisocial media: How Facebook disconnects us and undermines democracy. Oxford University Press.
Journalism & Essays
- Hermann, J. (2021, September 1). The Rise and Fall of ‘ZuckTalk’. The New York Times.
- Hoffmann, A. L. (2014, June 30). Reckoning with a Decade of Breaking Things: The Zuckerberg Files and Facebook’s Enduring Contempt for the World. Model View Culture.
- Hoffmann, A. L. (2016, April 19). Facebook is worried about users sharing less – but it only has itself to blame. The Guardian.
- Hoffmann, A. L. (2016, September 2). The Zuckerberg Files: everything the Facebook CEO has said publicly. The Guardian.
- Morais, B. (2013). Sharing is caring is sharing. The New Yorker.
- McHugh, M. (2019). A Brief History of Facebook’s Party Lines on Privacy. The Ringer.
- Proferes, N. (2018). The Many Mea Culpas of Mark Zuckerberg. Slate: Future Tense.
- Taddonio, P. (2018). Finding Zuckerberg: How FRONTLINE Amassed an Archive of the Facebook Founder. PBS Frontline.
- Wong, J. and Botnik Studios. (2019). ‘I am going to say quiet words in your face just like I did with Trump’: a conversation with the Zuckerbot. The Guardian.
- Wong, J. and Botnik Studios. (2021). ‘I do surfing’: an AI-generated Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s bad year. The Guardian.
- Zimmer, M. (2014, February 4). Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy. The Washington Post, C1-C2.
- Lee, N. (2014). Social Networks and Privacy. In Facebook Nation (pp. 23-70). Springer, New York, NY.
- Zimmer, M. and Hoffmann, A. L. (2014). Privacy and Control in Mark Zuckerberg’s Discourse on Facebook, Selected Papers of Internet Research 15 – Boundaries and Intersections, Daegu, Korea.
- Casilli, A. (2015). Four Theses on Digital Mass Surveillance and the Negotiation Of Privacy. 8th Annual Privacy Law Scholar Congress, Berkeley, CA (also posted at Medium.com)
- Cirucci, A. M. (2015). Facebook’s Affordances, Visible Culture, and Anti-anonymity. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society. New York, NY2015
- Segovia, S. (2015). “Privacy: An Issue of Priority, Hastings Business Law Journal, 11(1), 193-224.
- Draper, N. A. (2017). From Privacy Pragmatist to Privacy Resigned: Challenging Narratives of Rational Choice in Digital Privacy Debates. Policy & Internet, 9(2), 232-251.
- Haimson, O. and Hoffmann, A. L. (2016). Constructing and enforcing “authentic” identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities. First Monday, 21(6).
- Hoffmann, A. L., Proferes, N., and Zimmer, M. (2016) “Making the World More Open and Connected”: Mark Zuckerberg and the Discursive Construction of Facebook and Its Users. New Media & Society. [The authors have made available the document index and codebook used in this research publication.]
- Cirucci, A. M. (2017). Normative interfaces: Affordances, gender, and race in Facebook. Social Media+ Society, 3(2).
- Salisbury, M., & Pooley, J. D. (2017). The #nofilter Self: The Contest for Authenticity among Social Networking Sites, 2002–2016. Social Sciences, 6(1), 10.
- Cirucci, A. M. (2018). Facebook and Unintentional Celebrification. In Microcelebrity Around the Globe, in Crystal Abidin, Megan Lindsay Brown (ed.) Microcelebrity Around the Globe (pp. 33-45). Emerald Publishing Limited.
- Healey, K., & Potter, R. (2018). Coding the Privileged Self: Facebook and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis “Outside the Clinic”. Television & New Media, 19(7), 660-676.
- Hill, S., & Bradshaw, P. (2018). Mobile-First Journalism: Producing News for Social and Interactive Media. Routledge.
- Jørgensen, R. F. (2019). Rights Talk: In the Kingdom of Online Giants. Human Rights in the Age of Platforms, 163.
- Jacobsen, J. T. (2020). The post-politics of public-private security governance: An ideology critique of the complaints about Facebook. European Journal of International Security, 5(2), 179-194.
- Haupt, J. (2021). Facebook futures: Mark Zuckerberg’s discursive construction of a better world. New Media & Society, 23(2), 237–257.
- Mechant, P., De Wolf, R., Van Compernolle, M., Joris, G., Evens, T., & De Marez, L. (2021, November). Saving the web by decentralizing data networks? A socio-technical reflection on the promise of decentralization and personal data stores. In 2021 14th CMI International Conference-Critical ICT Infrastructures and Platforms (CMI) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
- Reiberg, A. (2021). Transparency and surveillance of end users on social media platforms. Trust and Transparency in an Age of Surveillance, 165.
- Eachempati, P., Muzellec, L., & Jha, A. (2022). The Relationship Between data privacy discourses and company performance at Facebook (2004-2021). ADAPT Scientific Conference, Dublin
- Gorichanaz, T. (2022). Being at home in the metaverse? Prospectus for a social imaginary. AI and Ethics, 1-12.
- Wold, T. (2022). Not a Foregone Conclusion: The Early History of Facebook’s Political Economy of Social Media. Artifact Analysis, 1(1).