10 Apr 2018

How Facebook users are reacting to data scandal

Presenter

As well as dealing with increased scrutiny from politicians, Facebook’s public profile has also taken a knock. Calls to delete Facebook and demands for greater regulation have wiped billions off Facebook’s share price, but will it change people’s day to day interaction with the platform ? I found a mixed reaction in Washington to what’s happening here – young users telling us they are so wedded to Facebook, they could never give it up, whilst older users are more wary. Activists have gone further, articulating demands for reform in cardboard on the Congressional lawns.