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Data leak: Prasad seeks Rahul's apology

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today sought an apology from for allegedly using data to swing poll results and said "probity" demands that he should promise not to manipulate voters in the future.

Prasad said on that Cambridge Analytica's role in manipulating elections is clear and has given an assurance "to stop it and maintain integrity of India's elections".

Using chief Mark Zuckerberg's apology for failing to protect the social media giant's user data in the scandal as a handle, Prasad said, "probity demands that @RahulGandhi should apologise & promise not to manipulate voters and divide the society in future".

Last week, Zuckerberg admitted making a "huge mistake" as personal data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a figure higher than the previous estimate of 50 million.

Yesterday, Zuckerberg apologised to the US and took personal responsibility for "not doing enough" to protect Facebook's users' private data from being misused and manipulated.

There have been allegations that data has been used by parties in too.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 11:55 IST
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