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Facebook Settlement Breaks a Record, but Not the Cycle of Exploitation

Expand  Facebook's logo is seen on an android mobile phone. © 2018 Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The $5 billion fine imposed last month by the U.S. government on Facebook for mishandling users’ personal information will do little to rein in the company’s exploitative data collection regime and manipulative practices. For a company that recorded $22 billion in profits in 2018, it promises to do little to guarantee a change in behavior. In addition to the fine, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered changes to Facebook’s privacy practices. But it declined to hold…

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