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Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was misusing users’ data three years ago and only banned the company this week

Annalisa Merelli
Facebook knew Cambridge Analytica was misusing users’ data three years ago and only banned the company this week

New ways in which Facebook might have played a role in 2016 election meddling continue to emerge. Yesterday (March 16), the company announced the suspension of data analytics company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its prominent parent political firm Cambridge Analytica—three years after it illegally used the data of up to 50 million users. According…