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Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ amid data mining scandal

Whistleblowers say AggregateIQ worked on the campaign for Great Britain to exit the European Union

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says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining company accused of obtaining data from up to 87 million users to sway elections.

Menlo Park, California-based says in a statement issued yesterday that may have improperly received data from Facebook users. will lose all Facebook access.

was employed by Donald Trump's presidential campaign. It says it received data from 30 million users but never used it in the 2016 campaign.

Whistleblowers say worked on the campaign for Great Britain to exit the

AggregateIQ says on its website it isn't part of or parent firm SCL. It says it didn't have access to Facebook data from

First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 02:01 IST