Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has grown in 14 years to become the seventh largest listed company. Photo: AFP
Richard Harris
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The View by Richard Harris

Facebook is at risk of becoming just another utility company

New privacy regulation in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal means that social media companies such as Facebook are nearing the end of their super growth cycles, and could move towards becoming a utility

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Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has grown in 14 years to become the seventh largest listed company. Photo: AFP
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