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Facebook bans another political data analytics firm, AggregateIQ

10 April 2018

But after downloading the Facebook archive data and searching for the same message, users reported that they couldn't find the message from Zuckerberg and reported them as missing. We will now be making a broader delete message feature available. "We have to learn from our mistakes and we need to take action". The Trump campaign paid the firm almost $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself.

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday endorsed US legislation to regulate political ads across the internet, a concession to lawmakers days before he is scheduled to testify in two USA congressional hearings.

"This is a positive step by Facebook to take the lead to put in place the transparency requirements called for in the Honest Ads Act, but a patchwork of voluntary measures from tech companies isn't going to cut it - we need to pass the Honest Ads Act", she said in a statement.

Facebook made the announcement as Zuckerberg prepared to appear before Congress next week to answer questions about the harvesting of personal data on 87 million users by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consultancy working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Their committee is the first of three congressional panels that requested Zuckerberg's testimony to announce a hearing date.

I have asked Congressperson Barbara Lee to involve the congressional Black Caucus to get their legislative colleagues to demand that Zuckerberg, while testifying in Washington next Monday, commit to a year-long series of full-page ads in each of our 200 (+) Black newspapers apologizing to Black American citizens who have utilized Facebook in greater percentages than any other ethnic group. But in light of the scandal surrounding political research organization Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has faced scrutiny over possible misuse of user data.

His mea culpa on cable television came a few hours after he acknowledged his company's mistakes in a Facebook post, but without saying he was sorry. But this is a very bad time for Facebook, as the company tries to cope with the Cambridge Analytica fallout and other data privacy concerns.

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This marks an expansion of Facebook's previous plans on this front, when these measures would have applied only to political ads - typically defined as mentioning a specific candidate - but not to ads that only talk about hot-button issues without mentioning candidates.

In his call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company had tried "rate limiting" the searches. People are naturally angry about this, pointing out that it's a clear breach of trust.

Chris Wylie, a Cambridge co-founder who left in 2014, has said one of the firm's goals was to influence people's perceptions by injecting content, some misleading or false, all around them. I didn't really have any reason to doubt their sincerity.

The company's moderators can review any messages that are flagged by users or the automated systems.

Sandy Parakilas, who worked in data protection for Facebook in 2011 and 2012, told a United Kingdom parliamentary committee Wednesday that the company was vigilant about its network security but lax when it came to protecting users' data.

Are you looking forward to a feature for unsending Facebook messages?

Facebook will require every such advertiser to confirm their identity and location.

Facebook bans another political data analytics firm, AggregateIQ