Here’s why regulating tech companies like Facebook is really hard to do
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Washington, D.C. lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today over issues of data privacy and political manipulation of users. One possible outcome of Washington’s anger at the social media giant: new federal regulations that would clamp down on companies that trade in personal data. But regulating technology companies can be a daunting task, because tech advances much faster than the law’s ability to stay current.
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