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13 Jul 2019

US regulators agree $5bn Facebook settlement, claim reports

Correspondent

US regulators are said to have agreed to fine Facebook a record five billion dollars to settle the investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal which revealed widespread privacy violations.

The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating claims that the social media firm improperly shared the data of up to 87 million users with the now defunct Cambridge Analytica – allegations first revealed by this programme.