Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss
|bbc.com 07 Dec 2018 at 01:22|
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."