[OPINION] Why hating Facebook won't stop us from using it

[OPINION] Why hating Facebook won't stop us from using it

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that his personal data was handed over to election consultants Cambridge Analytica, the British firm accused of helping politicians use Facebook data to manipulate users' voting intentions around the world.

"It would not be possible for our business to, or our other products or services or anything we do, to exist without having the opportunity for people to go to Facebook, put in the content that they want to share and who they want to share it with and go do that", Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg said it would take "many months" to complete an audit of other apps that might also have improperly gathered or shared users' data.

Cambridge Analytica compromised personal information of approximately 87 million users, half a million of whom were from India. He gave no further details.

Zuckerberg appeared for a second time before Congress to talk about protecting private data, fake news, and foreign interference. "There was a movie about this - or it said it was about this - it was of unclear truth".

"It doesn't matter whether you have a Facebook account".

Zuckerberg was unable to answer Dingell, the MI congresswoman, when she asked how frequently Facebook used computer code embedded in websites to gather dossiers on virtually everyone online.

"This is a first step in the process of writing much-needed regulation", she said.

Zuckerberg replied, "Congressman, that is an accurate description of the prank website that I made when I was a sophomore in college".

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The data mining firm is credited with helping Donald Trump win the USA presidency in 2016.

He said he was not familiar with so-called "shadow profiles", which media reports have described as collections of data about users that they have no knowledge of or control over.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC News on Thursday that Facebook users could have to pay to completely opt out of their data being used to target them with advertising.

"(It) suggests that a: "users are not in control, and b: "Facebook itself has lost control of the data", the former NSW deputy privacy commissioner told AAP on Thursday.

Long's inquiry was lobbed at the Facebook bigwig as part of a series of questions to "better understand what happens to our personal information online", he said on Twitter before the hearing.

Examples of third-party apps that Facebook has banned, aside from Cambridge Analytica's, for transferring user data without consent.

While Zuckerberg said he couldn't comment on why the duo's content had been flagged, the pair have become a favorite among Trump and his supporters because they regularly take aim at the president's critics (by attacking things like the Black Lives Matter movement, the Obamas, and immigration reform), while endorsing his policies - even those that cause harm to communities of color. Facebook shares closed up 0.78 percent on Wednesday after rising 4.5 percent Tuesday.

Shortly before Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, John Thune, the Republican chairman of the committee, said he knows "there are people who say we ought to regulate these social media platforms, [but] I'm not convinced that's the case".

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