Email reveals Facebook Knew of Cambridge Analytica in 2015

A recent email released by NBC shows Mark Zuckerburg and Facebook employees' discussion of the Cambridge Analytica scandal dating back to December of 2015. Facebook did not release the document until after it was already exposed by the mainstream media, and the emails indicate that the company was aware of the violation of their user privacy agreement long before the controversial case was brought to light in March of 2018.

The Federal Trade Commission sued Cambridge Analytica after investigating its fraudulent actions pertaining to the collection of user data on the social media site, as well as hitting Facebook with a 5 billion dollar fine as a consequence for its involvement in the breach of private user data that affected some 87 million Facebook users.

These two actions could have broader implications as to the consequences to be brought forth in the future against social media corporations for the violation of user privacy.

 

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