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Facebook sued in US for misleading users on Cambridge Analytica scandal

Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine said Facebook misled users because it had known about the incident for two years before disclosing it

Reuters  |  Washington 

The attorney general for Washington, D.C., said on Wednesday the U.S. capital city had sued Facebook Inc for allegedly misleading users about how it safeguarded their personal data, in the latest fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The case joins several legal and regulatory proceedings that threaten to hit Facebook with significant penalties and increase its operating costs. Authorities and consumer advocates have questioned whether Facebook's efforts on security, content moderation and cultural diversity have kept pace with the social responsibility it should ...

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 03:37 IST