The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal has thrown up a surprising number of people with an apparent expertise in data analytics and a detailed knowledge on how one goes about scraping personal information from a very large social media site. As neither a data geek nor someone possessing a personal scraper I find it honest to keep out of the weeds, focusing instead of what the fall-out might be. I doubt that Facebook will disappear. It might continue to shrink; it might have to change its business model; it might be regulated as a publisher (about time); but it will still be here.
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