There has been plenty of serious discussion about the role of Facebook after it's data scandal. The social network exposed over 83 million user's private data to Cambridge Analytica for use in political campaigns and has since faced scrutiny from the EU and US Congress. However, the social network hasn't faced significant consequences, a fact highlighted by an April advert. In it, Facebook acknowledges its history of spam, fake news, and data misuse, but promises change while highlighting its glory days. It may be too little, too late, but Last Week Tonight's John Oliver has released a scathing parody of the network's marketing, its morals, and its lack of major changes. He calls out historic examples of the firm's exploitation, such as its use of the disaster in Puerto Rico to promote its VR.
John Oliver Strikes out at Facebook’s Empty Promises with ‘Honest Ad’
John Oliver's ad seeks to shed light on Facebook's historic abuses while highlighting the fact it may not change any time soon.