Read why John Harris says that Facebook mess was inevitable as Facebook has worked tirelessly to gather as much data on users as it could – and to profit from it on The Guardian :
Big corporate scandals tend not to come completely out of the blue. As with politicians, accident-prone companies rarely become that way by accident, and a spectacular crisis can often arrive at the end of a long spell of bad decisions and confidence curdling into hubris. So it is with the tale of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and a saga that vividly highlights the awful mess that the biggest player in billions of online lives has turned into.
Read his full article here.