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Federal Trade Commission confirms investigation of Facebook, get company info on yourself

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Monday, March 26 2018 Mar 26, 2018 March 26, 2018 6:01 PM March 26, 2018 in News
Source: ABC
By: ABC News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Trade Commission confirmed an investigation into Facebook Monday morning, sending the company's stock shares into a plunge.

The investigation comes amid questions about Facebook's practices related to users' privacy. Cambridge Analytica, a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm, got data inappropriately, ABC News reported.

Cambridge Analytica obtained data from a researcher who paid 270,000 Facebook users to complete a psychological profile quiz but was also able to gather information on users' friends as well.

About 50 million people were impacted, ABC News reported. Facebook keeps a trove of data.

Click HERE to download what Facebook knows about you and also to learn how to delete your account or information.

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