Facebook has been accused of carelessness and cynicism, but could the company's behaviour be treasonous? The social media giant insists it was only offering "the user experience" of its services when it did business with the likes of Huawei and TCL, Chinese firms flagged since 2012 by the US for their ties to a state apparatus that - long before Donald Trump's trade row accusations - stood accused of espionage. A storm in a Chinese teacup? Or did Mark Zuckerberg compromise consumer privacy?
Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Founder, Red Thread Inc. Digital Consultancy
CEO & Founder, EduFactory
Founder of FEIDA Consulting, Author of "Succeeding in the Chinese Market"