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The Guardian view on Facebook’s business: a danger to democracy | Editorial17 Apr 1:33pm

The Guardian view on Facebook’s business: a danger to democracy | Editorial

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The conceit of data mining firms is that they could win elections by moulding electorates based on new identities and value systems – a process accelerated by the echo chamber of social mediaFacebook sees itself as a commercial firm, not a social institution, and behaves accordingly. It makes money based on the depth and scale of its users’ data. That is why no one should be surprised that a former executive from the controversial data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica claimed in parliament that it had used harvested data from a
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