Views Preview: Who Is To Blame: Cambridge Analytica or Facebook?

Mar 21, 2018

Who’s really at fault? Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, or the millions of users around the globe who relied on a social platform to keep their data safe and protected? As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is called before lawmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. to answer to data breaches affecting more than 50 million users, it’s a fair question to ask. When the product is free, are you the product?

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg: “FTC probing Facebook for use of personal data, source says

Arjun Kharpal, CNBC: “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers to give evidence on Cambridge Analytica scandal

Nicole Perlroth, Sheera Frenkel & Scott Shane, New York Times: “Alex Stamos, Facebook data security chief, to leave amid outcry

Matthew Rosenberg, Nicholas Confessore & Carole Cadwalladr, New York Times: “How Trump consultants exploited the Facebook data of millions

Danny Hakim & Mathew Rosenberg, New York Times: “Data firm tied to Trump campaign talked business with Russians

Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian: “’I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

Carole Cadwalladr & Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian: “Cambridge Analytica and Facebook accused of misleading MPs over data breach

Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Technology: “Facebook on defensive as Cambridge case exposes data flaw

Caroline Linton, CBS News: “Facebook ‘privately welcomed’ help of whistleblower, then publicly suspended account, attorney says

Jim Dalrymple II, BuzzFeed: “Facebook is suspending Cambridge Analytica, the data company that worked for Trump’s campaign

Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post: “Facebook bans Trump campaign’s data analytics firm for taking user data

Amy Held, NPR: “Facebook suspends political data firm used in Trump campaign

Eric Lieberman, The Daily Caller: “Facebook is suspending data analytics firm used by Trump campaign for allegedly harvesting millions of Facebook users’ data

Facebook: “Pursuing forensic audits to investigate Cambridge Analytica claims

Kurt Wagner, Recode: “Here’s how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data for 50 million users

Joshua A. Geltzer, Wired: “Bad actors are using social media exactly as designed

Damon Beres, Mashable: “How to see all the weird apps that can access your data on Facebook

Catherine F. Brooks, Wired: “It’s time for Facebook to share more data with researchers

Ferro out at tronc

Kristen Bellstrom & Beth Kowitt, Fortune: “Former tronc chairman and investor Michael Ferro accused of inappropriate advances by two women

Associated Press: “Publisher Tronc names CEO Dearborn chairman of the board

Robert Feder: “Stop the presses: Michael Ferro retires from tronc

Ken Doctor, Nieman Lab: “’Retiring’ from Tronc, what is Michael Ferro up to?

Sydney Ember, New York Times: “Michael Ferro steps down as chairman of tronc

Brian Stelter, CNN: “Michael Ferro’s tumultuous run as tronc chairman comes to an end with retirement announcement

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy

Sandra Gonzalez & Brian Stelter, CNN: “Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy and says victims can speak out

Brooks Barnes, New York Times: “Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy and revokes nondisclosure agreements

Gene Maddaus, Variety: “The Weinstein Co. declares bankruptcy

Matt Donnelly, SF Gate: “Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy, Lantern Capital in line to purchase nearly all assets

Post-presidential Nondisclosure agreements

Ruth Marcus, Washington Post: “Trump had senior staff sign non-disclosure agreements. They’re supposed to last beyond his presidency

Scott Pilutik, Slate: “Trump’s nondisclosure agreements for federal employees are authoritarian and unenforceable

Stormy Daniels speaks

Josh Gerstein, POLITICO: “BuzzFeed maneuver could free Stormy Daniels to speak on Trump

Published by POLTICO: “Cohen vs. BuzzFeed

Matthew Haag, New York Times: “Stormy Daniels interview to air on ’60 Minutes’ this month

Haspel’s nomination leads to corrections

Stephen Engelberg & Raymond Bonner, ProPublica: “Correction: Trump’s pick to head CIA did not oversee waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’This is the hardest reporting there is’: Inside ProPublica’s correction on Gina Haspel

Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News: “ProPublica retracts key claim against Trump pick for CIA

Trevor Timm, Columbia Journalism Review: “ProPublica’s mistake was inevitable in age of CIA secrecy over torture

Tom Kludt, CNN: “Gina Haspel’s CIA nomination prompts major correction from national news outlets

Winds of change?

Ed Mazza, HuffPost: “Watch Fox News personalities slam Obama and praise Trump over the same thing

Tom Namako, BuzzFeed: "An 'ashamed' Fox News commentator just quit the 'propaganda machine'"

Ranking media literacy

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab: “Could students’ media literacy be compared across countries, like math scores?

Remembering Les Payne

Bart Jones, Newsday: “Les Payne, former Newsday editor who won Pulitzer Prize, dies

Teddy Grant, Ebony: “Les Payne, founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, dies at 76

Sam Roberts, New York Times: “Les Payne, journalist who exposed racial injustice, dies at 76