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Closing the imagination gap

By Lisa Van Dusen      

Civilization seems to be living through another moment when the benefit of the doubt is being exploited as a weakness by corrupt actors.

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a congressional committee in the United States on April 11 about Cambridge Analytica’s use of millions of Facebook users’ data without their consent. Facebook has gone from a self-proclaimed force for good to ‘digital gangsters,’ in the words of a report this week from British MPs, writes Lisa Van Dusen. Screenshot courtesy of CNBC

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