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Few would have guessed from Facebook’s humble beginnings in 2004 as the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and four Harvard classmates that 14 years later it would be mired in litigation so deep that the social network’s very future was on the line. In this Instant Insights we explore the array of lawsuits against the Silicon Valley giant, which range from testing the basic tenets of democracy to the advertisement of tattoo services.

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Colin Stretch, general counsel of Facebook, testifies before Congress on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. Photo: Diego Radzinschi/ALM

Facebook took another public hit last week following an in-depth New York Times report on the company’s handling of fake news, hate speech and data breaches on its platform.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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