017: Facebook Flips The Script

Users getting mad at Facebook is nothing new. It seems like every time the social network makes a tweak to its look and feel, a backlash ripples across the web, determined to make things revert to the familiar. Last month, however, when news broke that Facebook had, with the help of the academic world and without explicit consent, manipulated the content found in users' news feeds, the length of Facebook's reach finally hit home.