37 State Attorneys General Are Now Demanding Answers From Facebook

Facebook’s legal troubles continue to grow in number and intensity. Over recent days we have reported that: 

  1. Facebook is being sued in U.S. by its users over improper data harvesting,
  2. The FTC Opened an investigation into Facebook’s violation of a 2011 consent decree, and
  3. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg was invited to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing.

And now it has been reported that the Attorneys General of 37 states have joined forces to investigate Facebook. read more

British Officers Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices

The Cambridge Analytica headquarters in London were raided by 18 law enforcement officers from the British Information Ministry on Friday evening after a judge granted a search warrant.

According to news reports, the warrant and the British Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, were “seeking access to records held by Cambridge Analytica which faces allegations it may have illegally acquired the information of millions of Facebook users and used it to profile and target voters during political campaigns.” read more

Former Employee Leaks Cambridge Analytica Blueprint to Make Trump President

Cambridge Analytica had a detailed 27-page blueprint for making Donald Trump victorious in the 2016 presidential election according to exclusive new reporting in The Guardian newspaper.  The internal company document which was leaked by a high-level source from the company, explains how data was used to create 10,000 different ads that supported Trump.  These ads were all played to different targeted audiences during the summer and fall of 2016, and the ads were viewed billions of times. read more