Date: February 18, 2019 04:48PM
No surprise, but I find this UK parliamentary report about right. It was compiled, furthermore, after expert analysis and repeated editing and revision. The contrast with the US Congressional hearings--Senator Hatch, we sell ads--couldn't be starker.
In short, the abuses of privacy and the manipulation of users' opinions in order to generate more attention and hence higher ad revenues was not an aberration, as Zuckerberg disingenuously claimed, but an "intrinsic" part of the Facebook business model. As evidenced in the 2016 campaign interventions, domestic and foreign, Facebook and other data-mining social media, represent a fundamental threat to personal privacy and to democratic government.https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/facebook-fake-news-investigation-report-regulation-privacy-law-dcms