Last week on Radio Atlantic, after Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for the first time, Atlantic executive editor Matt Thompson posed a question: Who can tame Facebook? Self-regulation hasn’t been effective; just ask the 87 million people whose data was compromised by Cambridge Analytica. Staff writer Rob Meyer and senior editor Gillian White discussed how Congress could regulate Facebook, and today, we’ll share their answers, including off-air ones that aren’t in the episode. (Here’s how you, as a Masthead member, can listen to the episode ad-free.) Then, on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Matt reflects on how the potential for housing discrimination on Facebook reveals limits to what regulation can accomplish.
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