Facebook, Twitter, Snap: Social media stocks are in a free fall today

March 20, 2018

 

Today is a bad day if you’re a popular social media platform. The fallout from revelations about the misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica continues, and now government agencies are reportedly investigating Mark Zuckerberg’s enormously powerful platform. But Facebook isn’t the only one being impacted–nearly every publicly traded social media company is seeing a notable stock dip today.

Facebook shares are down another 5% today, after falling around 6% (April 05, 2018).

Facebook, Twitter, Snap: Social media stocks are in a free fall today | DeviceDaily.com

Twitter is down a whopping 12% today, after a relatively stable week.

Facebook, Twitter, Snap: Social media stocks are in a free fall today | DeviceDaily.com

Snap is down almost 4%.

Facebook, Twitter, Snap: Social media stocks are in a free fall today | DeviceDaily.com

It seems investors are freaking out about the potential for regulatory oversight. For years, these platforms have operated essentially unfettered and unencumbered by government intervention. Perhaps this is the beginning of a more restricted era.

 

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