Facebook Could Be Set to Face Its 'Killer Blow'

Credit: One News Page Staff- Published on December 27, 2018
by 👨‍💻 Simon Baxendale

If you look back at our staff stories from the past year, you’ll likely find Facebook finding some slot or other in our weekly postings. To say it’s been a dramatic year for Mark Zuckerberg and his social network remains fairly understated. Things kicked off in a bad way for Facebook earlier in the year after it emerged that 87 million users’ data was apparently shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica – which has since tied up its operations – and from then on, faced with further concerns over privacy and safeguarding, the platform appears to be very slowly falling from public grace.

Facebook Wanted To Sell User Data [video]

2018 is far from over for Zuckerberg et al as far as the scandals and drama are concerned. Following on from Facebook reportedly having provided around 150 firms and developers with users’ private messages, a lawsuit aimed at Cambridge Analytica is mounting, which the social network may find difficult to dodge at least from a reputation standpoint. The lawsuit in question emerges as a result of the aforementioned Cambridge Analytica saga, which is being met with concerns filed in line with the UK’s Data Protection Act.

Professor David Carroll is suing Cambridge Analytica in line with the DPA following the scandal from earlier this year – and with the attorney general for the District of Columbia also levying Facebook with a lawsuit regarding the same issues, Carroll believes that the overall weight of pressure could well be enough for Facebook to buckle under the strain. Add this to mounting pressure from several US agencies, and 2019 could be just as dramatic a year for the firm.

“Even as someone who is deeply sceptical of Facebook, I was surprised by the latest revelations,” Prof Carroll confirmed. “I didn’t know it could be that bad in terms of scope and scale. But it all seems to fit with Zuckerberg’s master plan for global domination.” Carroll is an outspoken critic of Facebook and Zuckerberg, having called for the firm’s joint CEO and Chairman to be subpoenaed.

Carroll believes that Facebook may have been dealt its ‘knockout’ blow. However, despite pressure from a variety of angles – including shareholders – the network remains immensely popular with regular users, with over two billion still registered and using the service. While these sagas may chip away at the armor – will it be enough to topple Goliath?

Facebook faces lawsuit for Cambridge Analytica privacy breach [video]


You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Marriott's New Strategy Could Lift the Stock -- ICYMI 01:58
Credit: The Street - Published 12 hours ago 

Facebook Shares Drag On S&P 500 00:31
Credit: Wochit Business - Published 12 hours ago 

Where Are Some Former Facebook Employees Now 00:43
Credit: Wochit - Published 2 days ago 

Cambridge Analytica Academic Sues Facebook For Making Him Their 'Scapegoat' 00:36
Credit: Wochit - Published 3 days ago 

WhatsApp Founder Thinks You Should Delete Facebook 01:36
Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published 3 days ago 

Two Key Executives Announce Their Departure From Facebook 01:13
Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published 4 days ago 

Facebook Announces New Tools to Combat 'Revenge Porn' 01:08
Credit: Newsy Studio - Published 4 days ago 

Co-Founder of WhatsApp Says People Should Delete Facebook 01:36
Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published 5 days ago 

Why Jim Cramer's Concerned About Facebook's Outage 01:40
Credit: The Street - Published 5 days ago 

Facebook Needs Your Trust Almost As Much As It Needs Your Data 05:52
Credit: Fortune - Published 5 days ago 

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Facebook, Tesla, Boeing, General Electric and Dell 14:07
Credit: The Street - Published 5 days ago 

Facebook, Instagram suffer historic outage 00:55
Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Published 5 days ago 

Facebook's big tech data deals are under criminal investigation: NYT 01:18
Credit: TomoNews US - Published 5 days ago 

Facebook Lost 15 Million Users in the US Since 2017 01:03
Credit: NYDN tronc - Published 1 week ago 

Elizabeth Warren's Ads Targeting Facebook & Big Tech Temporarily Yanked by Facebook 01:24
Credit: Veuer - Published 1 week ago 

Facebook Is Losing American Users 01:03
Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published 1 week ago 

Facebook removes (then restores) Senator's anti-big tech ads 01:30
Credit: TomoNews US - Published 1 week ago 

You might like