On The Media/ WNYC 93/23/18)
Cambridge Analytica claims that, with the help of 50 million Facebook users’ data, it was able to target ads so specifically and so effectively that it helped swing the election for Donald Trump. The media have been more than happy to boost the claim, but many experts are skeptical. This week, a look at what exactly went on with Cambridge Analytica and whether we shouldn’t be focusing more on Facebook. Plus, how social media works to undermine free will and what the future might hold for Facebook.
Cambridge Analytica: Just how important is it?
Channel 4 News (3/27/18)
What has Cambridge Analytica actually been accused of? And why should you care? All those concerned deny any wrongdoing.