Facebook Under Fire for Political Misuse of 50 Million Member Profiles
Facebook was shocked shocked to learn that its data was used to help the Trump campaign in 2016, according to news reports. A survey app allowed researchers affiliated with political data firm Cambridge Analytica to gather data on 270,000 respondents and, without their permission, more than 50 million members of their networks. Facebook subsequently demanded that the data be deleted but apparently did nothing to ensure this happened. Politicians in the U.S. and UK are demanding investigations.