Facebook has a plan to earn back your trust.
The social media giant has come under fire for allowing Russian operatives to manipulate user data to target voters. In a response to the Cambridge Analytica leak, executives have pledged to tighten up security ahead of the midterm elections.
However, critics think Facebook is leaving a major hole by focusing on ads run by candidates or political parties, not issue ads. Foreigners are not allowed to contribute to political campaigns, but anyone can take out an ad that discusses issues such as immigration or taxes. (USA Today)
Meanwhile, Facebook is once again under fire after Buzzfeed published a 2016 memo from a senior exec suggesting that the company's relentless quest for growth -- and data harvesting -- could lead to negative consequences. VP Andrew Bosworth wrote, "So we connect more people. That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”