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Should Congress investigate Facebook?

Critics are demanding that Congress investigate Facebook after a New York Times report revealed that voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission. Critics say Facebook needs to be held publicly accountable for how bad actors are misusing the platform, but others say social media users need to get smarter about how platforms are using your information. What do you think?

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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.
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Others think blaming Facebook for misuse of data and manipulation is just naïve. We're voluntarily handing over this information for free.

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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.

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