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Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares

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(Reuters) - Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its

The social media giant's shares, which have tumbled more than 22 percent this year, rose nearly 1 percent in extended trading.

The new program is in addition to a share buyback plan of up to $15 billion announced by the company last year.

is being investigated by lawmakers in Britain after consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, obtained personal data of 87 million users from a

Concerns over the social media giant's practices, the role of political adverts and possible foreign interference in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. elections are among the topics being investigated by British and European regulators.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 08:33 IST
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