Forbes: Facebook Receipts Project Exposes The Company’s Efforts To Influence Government And Define Regulation

In December 2015 it was exposed that data was being shared with a company called Cambridge Analytica. It wouldn’t be until years later that the public would truly understand what this meant. But according to a recent report called The Facebook Receipts from The Citizens, a not-for-profit journalism organization with a focus on democracy, data rights, and disinformation, it was clear years before this public awareness that Facebook knew it was in for a major change to its reputation. Facebook knew that the public was about to realize what its real purpose was, and that it was not the friendly app about connecting people that everyone thought.

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