Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss
Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data than "protecting your privacy".

It comes after MPs this week .

The firm has also been criticised for its handling of fake news.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4 s Today programme, Mr Hannigan said: "This isn t a kind of fluffy charity providing free services. It s is a very hard-headed international business and these big tech companies are essentially the world s biggest global advertisers, that s where they make their billions.

"So in return for the service that you find useful they take your data... and squeeze every drop of profit out of it."
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