Americans and citizens of the world might appreciate a humbled Facebook. Its shareholders less so. The social network seems to be constantly apologising for some mishap. On Wednesday afternoon, the group announced a strong quarter with users up 11% and ad revenues 42% higher year-on-year, respectively. Shares, nevertheless, dropped a fifth in after-market trading. The reason is a revenue growth deceleration from the first quarter by seven percentage points. Worse yet, Facebook said that the clip of deceleration would persist for the rest of 2018. Facebook has never been afraid to say it was investing heavily in employees, research and development (R&D) or security and that profits would suffer somewhat. Its indestructible shield has been eye-popping revenue and user growth. The dent comes with a loss of $127bn in stock market value. The company admitted that part of the upcoming slowdown would be from giving users more choices on privacy features. In Europe, the General Data Protect...

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