Cambridge Analytica whistleblower denounces the US ‘in same direction as China’ on online privacy

According to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, “the United States is walking in the same direction as China, we’re just allowing private companies to monetize left, right and center”. In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC for the publication of his new memoir, Wylie argued that social media companies should, at a minimum, face regulation similar to water utilities or electrical companies — “certain industries that have become so important because of their vital importance to business and people’s lives and the nature of their scale.”