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Extra: April Glaser on Facepocalypse

In the space of a few days, Facebook’s gotten itself back in the spotlight over its role in the 2016 election, dropped over $50 billion from its market valuation, gotten called on to testify in both the US Congress and the UK Parliament — all because it let data on 50 million users slip into the possession of a shady political firm, and did precious little to fix that situation.

Guest: 

April Glaser writes about tech for Slate, where she’s been covering new revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s harvesting of data from 50 million Facebook users. She also hosts the new tech and politics podcast, If Then

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Music: “Scuba” by Simun Mathewson, under Creative Commons – Attribution Licens

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