At The Washington Post, Helaine Olen says it's time that both Facebook and Zuckerberg are called to account for what's been done with their platform.
Over time, Facebook has indulged in numerous instances of dodgy behavior. Whether this latest scandal was a breach or a misuse of information is irrelevant. It was wrong. Zuckerberg needs to explain — slowly and clearly and without legal terminology or whiny excuses — what went wrong at the company he founded in his Harvard dorm room.
Others think blaming Facebook for misuse of data and manipulation is just naïve. We're voluntarily handing over this information for free.
Anybody with a Facebook account has nobody to blame but themselves for potentially being part of the Cambridge Analytica breach/scam. If you don't pay for the product you are the product. Nobody pays for Facebook because your information is their product - YOU ARE THE PRODUCT.
If you're really worried about your privacy, stop using the internet at all. Don't blame Facebook or any other social media for using the information that you handed to them for time and convenience. #deletefacebook#Facebook#socialmedia#privacy
But Facebook's stock is plummeting. The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is circulating on Twitter. If hostile foreign actors are using the platform to influence our elections, shouldn't Facebook be held accountable? Many say there's no way Facebook gets to avoid responsibility.