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Facebook Must Turn Over Internal Documents in Massachusetts Probe (1)

Jan. 17, 2020, 10:16 PM

Facebook Inc. must hand over records about third-party applications as part of the Massachusetts attorney general’s probe into the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but they will stay sealed, a state court said.

The social network must deliver information that shows which applications and developers it suspects are misusing user data, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis ruled in granting state Attorney General Maura Healey’s petition to compel the documents.

The internal records won’t be publicly available unless Healey sues the company, which has 90 days to comply with the order.

The decision adds to Facebook’s woes as it continues to...

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