Between Monday being a holiday, me coming down with a cold after Web Summit, and our kid also home sick with a cold, this was a slow week.
11/12/2018: Should social media be regulated? Support seen at Web Summit for protecting user data, USA Today
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d write for USAT from Web Summit until I watched Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s enraged testimony there. A few other panels after that helped me flesh out this story idea, and I filed my report Thursday evening as the conference wrapped up. Then Wednesday, the New York Times published its account of Facebook’s self-serving, delusional response to early findings of Russian disinformation operations on the social network, and I felt like I’d been all too kind to Facebook in this column.