Facebook has come under a lot of scrutiny recently due to concerns that it was used by Russian advertisers to influence the 2016 US election. Evidence also came to light in March that millions of people’s data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
The fallout from those revelations is still continuing, and it’s been an extremely fast-moving story, with new developments every day. So, we’ve highlighted the top 5 things you need to know:
1. What actually happened
2. Facebook has admitted it was at fault
3. How the public has responded
4. Facebook has already responded by removing 3rd party data aggregators
5. The backlash may start to affect other tech companies.
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