What Responsibility Should Facebook Inc. Take for Managing User Information and Posts?

Abstract

Facebook Inc., with over two billion users worldwide and increasing dominance in the advertising industry, has evolved from a simple platform for sharing personal anecdotes to a major source of news and information. After recent high-profile controversies related to fake news and over-sharing of user data, the company has accepted increased responsibility for managing user data, including posts. Should it? To provide a basis for considering how the rights of all stakeholders are impacted, this case examines the controversies and the company’s practices in the context of ethical principles to address this question.

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