Too Little, Too Late?

Over the last couple of years, social media companies have taken heat for a lack of oversight as to the content posted by users. Perhaps none has come under more scrutiny than Facebook. 

This week, the social media giant announced the suspension of “tens of thousands” of apps connected to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company has already had to shell out a record $5 billion after an FTC probe deemed it inappropriately shared information of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. 

Some may argue this latest move should have come years earlier. We’ll see if Facebook and other social media sites are more proactive about policing their sites going forward.