Reads: The Facebook Debacle

Now that Facebook is facing the heat over its lax handling of user data, it has been busy painting the picture of a victim, outraged at Cambridge Analytica for deceiving them. But is that really the case? Can trust in social media be restored? What can be done to fix it? Is regulation the only solution?
  1. Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Here's How to Fix It
  2. Under Fire and Losing Trust, Facebook Plays the Victim
  3. Facebook is Losing Control of the Narrative — and Maybe the Platform
  4. Why Have We Given Up Our Privacy to Facebook and Other Sites So Willingly?
  5. Facebook's Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis (paywall)
  6. I worked at Facebook. I know how Cambridge Analytica could have happened.
  7. Mark Zuckerberg Has Been Talking About Privacy for 15 Years — Here's Almost Everything He's Said
  8. It's Time to Regulate the Internet
  9. Welcome to Zucktown. Where Everything Is Just Zucky.
  10. Facebook Made Him a Billionaire. Now He's a Critic.
  11. These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.
  12. Boycotting Digital Monopolies Like Facebook is Harder Than it Seems
  13. If Facebook Controls Your Mind, So Do a Lot of Other Tech Companies
  14. The Other Cambridge Personality Test Has Its Own Database With Millions of Facebook Profiles
  15. Facebook Knows Literally Everything About You
  16. Let's Stop Pretending Facebook Cares
  17. This Austrian Activist Took on Facebook in Europe. He's Ready to Do It Again
  18. Surveillance: The Uncomfortable Business Model of the Internet
  19. #DeleteFacebook? Privacy Proves Hard to Protect Online
  20. Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica's Rise and Fall
  21. The Shady Data-gathering Tactics Used by Cambridge Analytica Were an Open Secret to Online Marketers. I Know, Because I Was One
  22. How Calls for Privacy May Upend Business for Facebook and Google
  23. Regulation Could Protect Facebook, Not Punish It
  24. How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet
  25. What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You?
  26. Are You Ready? This is All the Data Facebook and Google Have on You
  27. Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed
  28. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Hardest Year, and What Comes Next
  30. The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal, Visually Explained
  31. Failed by Facebook, We’ll Return to the Scene of the Crime. We Always Do.
  32. Mark Zuckerberg Runs a Nation-state, and He's the King
Updated on Apr. 10 with more links.