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Facebook Raised Cambridge Analytica Concerns Early, Records Say (1)

Aug. 23, 2019, 1:44 PMUpdated: Aug. 23, 2019, 4:16 PM

Facebook Inc. employees questioned whether Cambridge Analytica and other political consultancy firms had violated its platform policies months before the company made the issue public, according to internal messages Facebook released.

Cambridge Analytica is a “sketchy (to say the least) data modeling company that has penetrated our market deeply,” Facebook employees said in unsealed communications from September 2015.

The internal messages could help District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (D) bolster his case that Facebook was misleading in its privacy policies and public comments regarding whether user data could be sold to third parties like Cambridge Analytica, the now-bankrupt ...

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