Cambridge Analytica is a British political consulting firm. In March, allegations broke that CA obtained private information from an estimated 50 million Facebook users without their permission. This data was then shared with third parties, including Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Elections. The issue has raised concerns about privacy in the age of Big Data, and has sparked calls to increase the regulatory oversight over firms like Facebook.
Stop using Facebook
Enough Already - let’s move over to, er, Instagram?
#DeleteFacebook calls for millions to delete their personal accounts
Empowered by tech legends such as Zuckerberg and Musk, the #DeleteFacebook movement advocates individuals to permanently delete their private accounts following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This is in direct retaliation to Facebook stealing personal data of millions of users and utilizing it to sway political outcomes.
We should regulate Facebook to protect the public's data
In the same way that the European Union has begun to protect users' data rights with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time for the US to regulate big tech as well. Data rights and privacy must be protected by the state.