We won’t find out if Mark Zuckerberg can fix Facebook by asking him

Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook before it breaks democracy? That’s the headline on Evan Osnos’ 14,000-word profile of the Facebook CEO, after two years’ worth of scandals, in the New Yorker. That question is maybe unanswerable — what would it mean to fix Facebook, or democracy? — but the article does a better-than-average job at exploring its contours.

Osnos had the chance to interview Zuckerberg several times, even breaking (banana) bread with the CEO at his home. The New Yorker excels at bouying its narrative profiles with bright, colorful anecdotes, and Osnos’ tales of Zuckerberg’s board-game dominance are delightful:

A few years ago, he played Scrabble on a corporate jet with a friend’s daughter, who was in high school at the time….

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