Mark Zuckerberg told reporters this week that the data of as many as 87 million  Facebook users was improperly shared with the political consulting from Cambridge Analytica.

Mark Zuckerberg told reporters this week that the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with the political consulting from Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook says the data of 87 million users may have been improperly shared with the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica – a figure much higher than previously thought. And the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg says she does not know if Cambridge Analytica still possesses the user data. Diane talks with online privacy advocate Marc Rotenberg about what Facebook needs to do to address online privacy.

Then, a video of Sinclair Broadcast Group news anchors delivering the exact same message about “fake news” goes viral. Who is the Sinclair Broadcast Group and why did the corporation require their anchors do this? Diane checks in NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.

Guests

  • David Folkenflik Media correspondent, NPR; author of "Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires"
  • Marc Rotenberg Executive director, Electronic Privacy Information Center; professor of information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center

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