Facebook suspends Trump campaign’s data analytics team, Cambridge Analytica, for harvesting private information of 50 million users

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Facebook has suffered what has been described as the social networks “biggest ever data breach” after Cambridge Analytica and its parent group Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) harvested data from more than 50 million users. Cambridge Analytica is best known for its work with the Trump campaign for the 2016 election, and Facebook found that the company had violated it data privacy policies. The data was used as part of a “microtargeting” campaign to try to predict and influence voters’ choices in the election. See also: Data-saving Facebook Lite is now available in the US Facebook algorithms went mad and threw…

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