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The Guardian view on controlling social media: the start of a long road | Editorial

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The information commissioner’s fine against Facebook will hardly scratch its profits but nonetheless lays down an essential marker about the protection of our dataFacebook has been fined five and a half minutes’ revenue – the most the law allows – for breach of data protection regulations in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This is a welcome recognition of the tireless work done by the Observer on the story. But it must only be the beginning of a wider examination of the ways in which big data shifts the balance of power in a democratic society. Even if it can never be proved that
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