Facebook Critics Need Rules And Investigation After Misuse Of Data
Facebook Inc encountered new terms for the rules from the U.S. Congress and was banged with queries related to protection of personal information this week. This comes after reports form a political advisor got inappropriate authorization to data for 50 Million users beginning from 2014.
Facebook revealed the problem last week in a blog post, hours earlier than media reports that conservative-leaning Cambridge Analytica, a data firm dubbed for its work on 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump, was offered authorization to the data and might not have removed it.
The inspection presented a new danger to reputation of Facebook, which was already below pressure over alleged employment by Russians of Facebook equipments to lean US voters after and before the 2016 elections of the U.S.
Most of the ads bought last year on Facebook by Russians marketed events at the time of the U.S. presidential campaign, the social media giant claimed this week, representing that supposed meddling prior to the 2016 election went further than social media.
Facebook claimed in a statement that its record comprised shutting down various marketed events. Facebook refused to offer data of the marketed events. Facebook earlier claimed that an operation probably located in Russia had placed millions of U.S. ads with polarizing opinions on subjects such as race, immigration, and gay rights on the website.
“It is clear that these platforms cannot regulate themselves,” Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic US Senator, claimed to the media in an interview. “They claim ‘trust us.’ Mark Zuckerberg requires testifying in front of Senate Judiciary,” she claimed, pointing to CEO of the Facebook and a board that she leads.
Facebook claimed that the root of the issue was that Cambridge Analytica and researchers lied to it and mistreated its rules, but critics last week threw accusations at Facebook. They demanded answers in aid of consumers and calling for fresh rules.