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Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Over Alleged Links to Data Breach Scandal

07 Abril 2018, 11:07 | Dolorita Barahona

Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Over Alleged Links to Data Breach Scandal

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"And of course, that's not true".

Apart from its Brexit work the company has also been accused by Mr Wylie of distributing "incredibly anti-Islamic" content on social media ahead of the 2015 Nigerian presidential election to discredit Muslim opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, who went on to win the contest.

A United Kingdom parliament committee investigating the impact of social media on recent elections on Friday announced former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix and former director Brittany Kaiser as future witnesses for a Fake News inquiry. Aggregate IQ has never entered into a contract with Cambridge Analytica .

The Vote Leave campaign paid AIQ £2.7m ($3.8m) ahead of the 2016 European Union referendum.

The Sony messages included critical remarks about movie stars and others in the entertainment industry. However, to control the damage already done, Facebook has said that it will roll out an "Unsend" feature for all Messenger users in the coming months.

That said, Facebook back in October 2016 rolled out a feature called 'Secret Conversations' that lets Messenger users send messages that expire after a certain time and are deleted from the recipients' inbox. There appears to be no "retention period" for normal users' messages. "It's Facebook's responsibility to manage their platform, but it's also the responsibility of governments to ensure companies protect data and to regulate monopolies". Canada's privacy commissioner is investigating, but it's not clear if there will be any consequences. "The cleaner the domestic campaign finance system is, the easier it is to spot rogue or bad actors", Pal said. It will have a link to information on which Facebook apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps.

Sandberg has repeatedly pointed out that the company does not hand over personal information to its advertising partners. It said that Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer had also been called as a witness.

Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Over Alleged Links to Data Breach Scandal
Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Over Alleged Links to Data Breach Scandal

"Far from being stopped, they spread in an unprecedented way, reaching country-wide and causing widespread fear and at least three violent incidents in the process".

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Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between Trump's campaign and Cambridge Analytica so he'll be interested in whatever Zuckerberg has to say, too.

Those most recent accounts were in Russian and mainly targeted Russians. "It is often the only source of news in some places", she said. But regardless, he said, people need to avoid thinking about this crisis moment for democracy as simply a byproduct of social media.

After a series of revelations about the vastness of the Cambridge Analytica data breach and acknowledgement that almost all of Facebook's 2.2 billion users have had their profile data scraped at one time or another, now comes a report that Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to obtain medical records from a number of major hospitals.

"All of these things are interrelated".

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