Wylie: Facebook ‘Never Checked’ To Ensure Cambridge Analytica Deleted Personal Data

‘We were able to get upwards of 50 million-plus, Facebook records in the span of a couple months’

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ALEXANDER: "Facebook learned its data was being shared in 2015 and asked Cambridge Analytica to delete the data. But Wylie says Facebook never checked to make sure that happened. Now, Congress wants answers, with at least one Democratic senator demanding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify. These latest revelations are another damaging headline for Facebook, already under fire over its role in the spread of Russian propaganda during the campaign. The company telling NBC News that it remains committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information. Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica its parent company. They've also blocked Wiley, who Facebook says is refusing to cooperate until his suspension is lifted. For its part, Cambridge Analytica calls Wylie a disgruntled former contractor who is trying to damage the company, and says that it complies with Facebook’s terms of service."

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