UK Parliament Summons Mark Zuckerberg — Facebook Data Breach

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21 Marcha, 2018

The Trump campaign has repeatedly downplayed the firm's role in the campaign.

"They want to fight a culture war in America", Wylie told the Times, referring to Cambridge Analytica's leadership. "We did not work on the Brexit referendum in the UK", it added.

Nix claimed otherwise to an undercover Channel 4 reporter. "That was the basis the entire company was built on".

The company has suspended its CEO Alexander Nix "with immediate effect, pending a full, independent investigation".

The September 2016 "Guardian" story indicated that the NRA planned to spend $15 million before November in battleground states to defeat Clinton.

Some Wall Street analysts believe Facebook won't suffer any long-term setbacks from the latest controversy.

Cambridge Analytica released a statement on Tuesday evening. "We ran all the digital campaign and our data informed their strategy", Nix was filmed and told the undercover reporter during a meeting in a London hotel.

"In the view of the Board, Mr. Nix's recent comments secretly recorded by Channel 4 and other allegations do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation", the board said in the statement. It's a myth that users own the data and content they post on Facebook, and control how it's shared.

Zuckerberg is expected to respond to the committee by 26 March.

"When you think about the fact that Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes but won the Electoral College vote, that's down to the data and the research", he said.

The Federal Trade Commission is also looking into the allegations of personal data misuse, a source familiar with the inquiry confirmed to ABC News.

In the U.S., members of Congress had called on Zuckerberg to testify about Facebook's actions.

The request to appear comes as British data protection authority was seeking a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica.

And the parliamentary committee investigating fake news announced that it was summoning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence, accusing the company of giving "misleading" answers at a previous hearing on the issue.

But the firm's reputation took a fresh hit on Monday, with the broadcast of secret footage showing Nix saying it could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and sex workers.

Cambridge Analytica worked to help the Trump campaign identify and mobilize potential voters during the 2016 presidential contest.

"I certainly feel that the air of mystery and negativity that surrounds the work of Cambridge is misfounded and, as the CEO, I take responsibility for that".

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