Reports reaching us about a data scandal by Cambridge Analytica – a data mining and analytics firm, in violation to Facebook Terms and condition.
Aleksandr Kongan, a Russian-American Cambridge University Professor was said to have collected Facebook user data promising to use it for research, but later gave it out to Cambridge Analytica. Ever since then, Mark Zuckerberg has been silent on the Scandal, until now.
The misused data was said to help in influencing voters which favored Donald Trump in 2016 US election. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg in a statement said “we have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you. i’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. the good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. but we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it. “i started Facebook, and at the end of the day i’m responsible for what happens on our platform. i’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. while this specific issue involving cambridge analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past. we will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.
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