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Politicians Decry Facebook's Handling of User Data

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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A big fall in its share price, questions in the House of Commons and a search warrant for a British consultancy firm after revelations that Facebook allowed the data of millions of users to be exploited for political gain. What is going on with the world's biggest social media company? Britain and the EU reach agreement on a transitional period after Brexit - but some business leaders say it's too short - and there's been an angry reaction in the fishing industry in Scotland. And President Trump calls for drug traffickers to face the death penalty, as part of his plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the US. But will his plan work? Show less

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