OPINION - Bart Vanhaelewyn: Facebook isn't the only one to blame!

(24-05-2018) Researcher Bart Vanhaelewyn gives his opinion about the hearing in the European Parliament on May 22, where Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about the various scandals that have surfaced around Facebook

Researcher Bart Vanhaelewyn explains that two discussions are mixed: 1) the fact that Facebook has carelessly handled the data of the users, and 2) the fact that these data have been misused for the elections in the US and the Brexit referendum (among other things). In that first discussion Facebook is indeed to blame, but in that second discussion we often forget that it is not Facebook that manipulated the elections, but that there is also a great political responsibility.

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