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  • Is Facebook regulation 'inevitable'? Not so fast

    MATT OBRIEN and MARY CLARE JALONICK|Apr 12, 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that regulation of his company is "inevitable," but still came to Capitol Hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too far. He rarely had to. After about 10 hours of hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday, markets rallied and privacy advocates were disappointed at the prospect that Facebook appeared to emerge unscathed, left to its own devices to manage how it collects vast amounts of personal data and handles user privacy. "This is still very much an uphill battle for privacy reforms,"...