Carole Cadwalladr has called on Facebook to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal on TED, according to the BBC.
Investigative journalist Cadwalladr seems to think the world would benefit from an explanation from the Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. She was the one to uncover the scandal in 2018.
Cambridge Analytica collected personal data from Facebook without user consent. The data was used for political gain and may have helped Donald Trumps presidential campaign in 2016. TED is a non-profit known for spreading ideas through short talks. Zuckerberg is yet to appear on the platform.
Hootsuite recently stated in a new report that they believe the scandal has created a distrust amongst social media users. “We are what happens to a Western democracy when elections are disrupted by technology,” Cadwalladr commented to the BBC.
Cadwalladr simultaneously criticised Mr Zuckerberg’s refusal to explain himself to the UK parliament on the social media networks possible role in the Brexit referendum.
Facebook is currently the worlds biggest social media network with over 2 billion monthly active users. The platform has also over the last few years been scrutinised for their leak of personal data, lack of regulation and monopoly.