The Current for November 16, 2018

Today on The Current we look at accusations that Facebook has been 'screwing up, covering up and lawyering up' over recent scandals; hockey great Curtis Joseph opens up about overcoming a difficult childhood to realize his sporting dreams; and we explore how a White House decision about Guantanamo Bay has inadvertently led to former inmates going missing.
Michelle Shephard is an author, filmmaker and former investigative reporter with the Toronto Star. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)
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Today on The Current:

  • Facebook has lurched from privacy breaches to accusations of influencing elections this year. A New York Times investigation now accuses the company of "screwing up, covering up and lawyering up" over those crises. We look at the accusations and the role the social media behemoth plays in our lives.
  • Hockey great Curtis Joseph — known to fans as Cujo — opens up about overcoming a difficult childhood to realize his sporting dreams with the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs, among other teams.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise to halt the closure of Guantanamo Bay. He did so by closing the office responsible for shutting it down. But that office also tracked released inmates, and now some of them are missing. We look at the risks both to the public, and the former detainees. 

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