by Countable | 4.5.18
Recent reports are saying that Cambridge Analytica mined the personal data of 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will appear before Congress next week; the Senate Judiciary Committee has also invited the heads of Google and Twitter to testify.
Asked during an interview last month about the role of government in social media, Zuckerberg said:
"I actually am not sure we shouldn’t be regulated…in general, technology is an increasingly important trend in the world. I think the question is more ‘what is the right regulation?’ rather than ‘yes or no, should we be regulated?’"
Is Zuckerberg correct? Is the question more ‘What is the right regulation?’ rather than ‘Should Facebook be regulated?’ If so, how should social media companies be regulated?
Should regulation come from states, not the federal government?
Should the Federal Trade Commission impose fines for data breaches?
Should the Federal Election Commission police political advertising?
Should tech companies be liable for objectionable content?
Should social media companies, like universities, have ethics review boards?
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