Sunday November 29, 2020

Poll: trust in social media in tatters

Sunday Business Post/Coyne Research survey suggests a huge erosion of confidence in platforms such as Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

17th June, 2018
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerburg: his company has been hardest hit Pic: Getty

Cambridge Analytica, the company whose dealings in elections around the world using harvested social media data, may have fallen on its sword, but the fallout from the scandal continues to pump a cloud of suspicion and repercussion throughout the universe of social media usage.

This has ranged from – at the upper end – Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg being hauled before a congressional committee to account for his company’s actions, to – at the...

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