“It’s pretty much the Wild West”: why we can’t trust Facebook to police itself

An expert makes the case for regulating big tech companies.

It’s been a really, really bad few weeks for Facebook.

We learned recently weekend that the personal data of 87 million user accounts was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that specializes in targeted digital advertising. The data was acquired via a third-party app, and the company behind the app harvested information not just from the users of that app but also from the Facebook friends of users.

The fallout...

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