DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

Karl Racine District of Columbia attorney general center and Brian Frosh Maryland attorney general left arrive at a news conference in Washington D.C. US on Monday

"It's also curious that just a week ago, it was reported that Facebook hired deeply partisan strategy firms to conduct opposition research calling into question the notion that this company operates with a non-partisan view", said Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP.

The lawsuit, initially reported by the Washington Post, is the first major push by USA regulators to hold Facebook to account for its dealings with the shady British consultancy firm after it was revealed earlier this year that it had harvested the personal data of more than 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

"We take this incredibly seriously", Sandberg said. After meeting with civil rights leaders and experts, Murphy wrote in the report, Facebook made a decision to focus the first phase of its audit on preventing voter intimidation and suppression ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The social media giant is now facing a lawsuit filed by Washington DC Attorney General, Karl Racine. "That's almost half of the people that live in the District of Columbia". "People are getting fed up with having their information mishandled".

"Facebook has taken relatively little action commensurate with the action on the site", said Scott Simpson, public advocacy director ofMuslim Advocates, one of the organizations that led the development of the letter.

"It looks like they are throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks", she said.

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A New York Times investigation has revealed that Facebook has been sharing WAY more of its users' data with other companies than we realized.

Facebook's head of developer platforms and programs, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, said in a blog post that the Times report referred to partnerships that enabled "social experiences - like seeing recommendations from their Facebook friends - on other popular apps and websites".

With each breakdown, Facebook risks losing credibility with both its audience and the advertisers whose spending generates most of the company's revenue.

Some of the lawsuits allege Facebook misled investors as its privacy problems unfolded.

Facebook offered separate privacy settings around 2013 to control what friends on the network could see and what data could be accessed by apps, enabling the quiz and other services to collect details about users' Facebook friends without many of them realizing it, according to the lawsuit.

Facebook could be levied a civil penalty of $5,000 per violation of the region's consumer protection law, or potentially close to $1.7 billion, if penalized for each consumer affected.

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