BJP and Congress accuse each other for hiring Cambridge Analytics

IT Minister Prasad warns Zuckerberg

Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party on Wednesday indulged in some trenchant name calling, that matched their current slugfest in the virtual world, over who among the two has used the services of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm under probe for using data of millions of Facebook users without their consent for influencing the US presidential election. The BJP and the Congress pointed a finger at each other, with Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warning Facebook, and other social media sites, of tough action if they attempted to influence elections in ...