Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss
 

Facebook could become a threat to democracy without tougher regulation, the former head of spy agency GCHQ has said.
Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data than "protecting your privacy".
It comes after MPs this week accused Facebook of striking secret deals over user data.
The firm has also been criticised for its handling of fake news.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Hannigan said: "This isn't a kind of fluffy charity providing free services. It's is a very hard-headed international business... read more

 
7 December 2018 in Business, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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