Dana Priest

Dana Priest is a reporter on “The Facebook Dilemma” (2018). In her 30 years at The Washington Post, Priest has covered the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, Russian disinformation operations and veterans’ issues, among other matters. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on the neglectful conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2008) and the CIA's secret prisons (2006) and other counterterrorism operations. She is the author of two best-selling books, “The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military” (2003) and “Top Secret America: The Rise of the National Security State.” She was a reporter on the FRONTLINE documentary, “Top Secret America” (2011). Ms. Priest is also a professor at the Philip Merrill School of the Journalism at the University of Maryland.

"Seeded in Social Media": Jailed Philippine Journalist Says Facebook is Partly Responsible for Her Predicament
The arrest this month of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, which experts believe is a retaliatory move for exposing violence-inciting fake accounts on Facebook linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, raises the question of the company’s culpability for her dangerous predicament.
February 25, 2019
1h 50m
The Facebook Dilemma
A major, two-night investigation of the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.
October 29, 2018
Russian Disinformation on Facebook Targeted Ukraine Well Before the 2016 U.S. Election
Activists, officials and journalists from countries who reported abuses years earlier say Facebook took little or no action, according to an investigation for a new documentary.
October 28, 2018
Inside the CIA's "Kill List"
Targeted killings — critics call them assassinations — have been conducted by the U.S. government for a decade, and drones have played a large part in the continuation and frequency of such activities. Armed Predators and Reapers have become the weapons of choice for killing individual terrorist leaders in foreign lands.
September 6, 2011