Facebook is under investigation for the Cambridge Analytica case

Facebook is under investigation for the Cambridge Analytica case
Facebook is under investigation for the Cambridge Analytica case

Against the backdrop of the Cambridge Analytica case, the US Federal Trade Commission has opened investigations with Facebook to check violations of personal data of users of the network in violation of the decree issued in 2011 for privacy of users.

The story began when UK-based Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data of about 50 million users and analyzed and used it for President Trump campaign.

How did the company get this data?

The application's founder, Alexander Kogan, took advantage of the large number of registrants and collected data such as name, age, city and stuff they liked and then sold it to Cambridge Analytica to be targeted with ads that contributed to President Trump's victory. Elections.

After discovering the matter, Facebook banned the Cambridge Analytica page and the company itself announced in an official statement that it had deleted all the data it had received after it learned that the receipt of such data was a breach of Facebook's terms of service.

The issue is still burning as Facebook shares fell on Monday by about 7% on the stock market amid demands from some members of the US Senate in the presence of Mark Zuckerberg personally to testify and clarification and the announcement of the European Union's desire to investigate this issue, which violates the rights and privacy of citizens.

In the midst of these events, everyone awaits the results of the investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, in the event that the company is guilty of this, it may incur fines up to thousands of dollars per day for each violation.

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