Australia has launched its own investigation into Facebook's use of data, following a backlash against the social media giant.
Fake news about an imminent Dutton Prime Ministership illustrates why social media users are as much to blame as platforms for the deep problems created online.
Businesses, charities, advocacy groups and activists are far from innocent in this system.
There has been another high-profile victim falling to Fairfax's budget cutting measures. And other media tidbits of the day.
Pretty soon, automation and wage stagnation will mean a great many of us will have no other choice but to sell our private information to make a living.
The focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica obscures the extent to which the monetisation of privacy and its sale to advertisers is the core financial model of the online world.
With the revelations about Cambridge Analytica and a plummeting stock price, there are arguably much more pressing issues to discuss.
The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.