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Paul Musgrave interviewed about Facebook

Paul Musgrave, political science, is interviewed in a news story about people who have deactivated their Facebook accounts. He says he made the move at the beginning of this year because he became perturbed by the misinformation that was spreading on the site during the 2016 election and the revelations about the site’s relationship to Cambridge Analytica. Musgrave deactivated his account and has largely refrained from using it, but still finds himself hesitant to take the final step of deleting it completely. Deactivated accounts can be fully restored at any time, while deleted accounts have most of their data wiped from Facebook’s servers. “There’s a chance that Facebook might at some point just have a revolution and become useful again,” he says. (Slate, 12/19/18)


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