The attorney general began to look into Facebook in 2018 when it was alleged that Facebook recruited Cambridge Analytica to get help accessing the data of over 80 million users. Among Cambridge’s past clients is President Donald Trump, who recruited them in 2016 for his election campaign.
Facebook is the only entity that knows the identity of the developers and apps therefore, it was going to be impossible for the attorney general to obtain this information any other way. Facebook is allegedly seeking an appeal to avoid handing over the data.
Facebook conducted its own probe last year, and as a result, over 60,000 apps were suspended. Of these 60,000, as many as 10,000 were found to have misused customer data. Davis made his decision on Jan. 16, and it has been met with overwhelming support.
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Com, commented on the fact that Facebook audiences are a powerful way to reach customers at every stage of the buying funnel. While Facebook may be the company in the spotlight now in regards to the misuse of customer data, they’re certainly not the only ones.
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