Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year – BBC2

BBC2’s Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year asks if Facebook is facing its critics or is it simply too big to care?

New BBC2 documentary Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year goes behind the scenes of social networking site Facebook.

One third of all humans are signed up to Facebook.

In just 15 years, the company has become a global brand on a mind-boggling scale.

This Horizon film investigates as Facebook faces unprecedented challenges.

BBC2’s Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year features Facebook’s Server Centre

From the spreading of fake news, to security attacks and being used as a platform for organised crime, Facebook is in trouble.

But when billions of people send trillions of messages every day, how do you police their content?

The answer seems to be some clever AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

As well as looking at how the business is growing and the unique ways it works, the show also reveals how the site can be used for good, solving huge social problems around the world.

TV Times rating: *****