NY Times Facebook Op-Ed Fell Short With Disclosure
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A recent op-ed in The New York Times—by Jessica Lessin—came up way short in the disclosure department.
Times public editor Liz Spayd noted that Lessin’s article—which basically defended Facebook and said the site shouldn’t fact check fake news stories—only briefly mentioned that her husband is close friends with Mark Zuckerberg:
Sam Lessin is a long-time friend of Zuckerberg since their days at Harvard. When young Zuckerberg was shopping for money to start his business, Sam took him around to meet investors.