One year on from Cambridge Analytica

The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong on the one-year anniversary of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica scandal:

What changed was how we saw those facts. It was as if we had all gone away on a long voyage, returned home to an uneasy sense that something was different, and were not immediately able to grasp that it was ourselves who had changed and not the rooms and furnishings that surrounded us.

I like this take. A lot. Facebook hasn’t changed in any meaningful way since this broke out, and I still stand by my view that the company, feeling victimised, still sees this as some kind of passing storm.

But, if what Wong says is true, that won’t matter. As long as the public’s attitude has changed—which the article argues it has—then Facebook will have no choice but to adapt or be left behind.