Zuckerberg Targeted in US Privacy Lawsuit

Photo: Reuters [via The Guardian]

The Facts

  • On Monday, District of Columbia AG Karl A. Racine filed a lawsuit against Meta's CEO Mark Zuckerberg over alleged data abuses and violations of privacy protections.

  • The suit alleges that Zuckerberg cooperated with Trump-allied political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to siphon the personal data of millions of users without their consent.


The Spin

Pro-establishment narrative

A monumental fine for the violations has been settled and Zuckerberg committed his company to vast structural changes following the conclusion of the scandal. The tech giant has already taken actions affecting its profiability to keep users' security protected and Racine's continued targeting of Zuckerberg seems more like a vendetta than a search for accountability.

Establishment-critical narrative

This unprecedented security breach, that saw the personal data of millions of unsuspecting Americans harvested for political gain, demands further investigation. New evidence suggests that Zuckerberg was aware of the risks to data security and held personal responsibility for the safety of users' information - he should be held accountable.

Nerd narrative

There is a 23% chance that Meta will report 1 billion active users by the end of 2031, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


Establishment split

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