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Online Extra: Facebook’s Blockchain Bet Could Place It in the Data Decentralization Debate

Oft-Considered an Avenue for Individuals to Attain Greater Control over Their Digital Information, Blockchain Could Be Leveraged By Facebook to Change Its Status As “Gatekeeper” for User Data

Facebook Inc. recently announced that it will begin exploring different ways to incorporate blockchain into its infrastructure. Yet, questions remain over how the social media company will implement the technology and what sort of legal challenges doing so could portend.

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Fresh off the heels of controversy surrounding the sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Inc. recently announced that it will begin exploring different ways to incorporate blockchain into its infrastructure. Yet questions remain over how the social media company will implement the technology and what sort of legal challenges doing so could portend.

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