The biggest data breach scandal involving Facebook and president Trump

Newsroom 19/03/2018 | 10:36

Social media giant Facebook comes under mounting pressure in the UK after the Observer reported that that more than 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested and used to build a system that may have influenced voters in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The head of the parliamentary committee investigating fake news accused Cambridge Analytica and Facebook of misleading MPs, according to The Guardian.

The Conservative MP Damian Collins said he would call the heads of both companies, Alexander Nix and Mark Zuckerberg, to give further testimony.

His intervention came after a whistleblower spoke to the Observer and described how the profiles, mostly of US voters, were harvested for Cambridge Analytica, in one of Facebook’s biggest ever data breaches.

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