CNBC is broadcasting a special called The Facebook Obsession and it will be hosted by Lester Holt. One of the reasons why it may do well is because two movies have been released that is based on Facebook: Catfish and The Social Network. CNBC will be debuting the original documentary on January 6th at 9PM Eastern Time. Below is an announcement from the network:
Correspondent Lester Holt delivers a comprehensive look at how this Internet phenomenon, with half a billion users, is affecting society in ways most people are unaware of. From a girl who is reunited with her birth mother with the help of Facebook, to a woman who lost her job because of her online postings, The Facebook Obsession explores how the site is fundamentally altering American life for better or worse; even the White House and many police departments have their own Facebook pages. Holt also investigates what kind of user data Facebook sells to advertisers, and explores the foundation of the business model that has sparked intense controversy over privacy concerns.