What you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook debacle

Cambridge Analytica, a firm that ran data operations for President Trump’s presidential campaign, was banned from Facebook on March 16.

Late on Friday, Facebook made an unexpected announcement: The data firm Cambridge Analytica, hyped as integral to President Trump’s election, was suspended from the social network for using data collected improperly from Facebook users.

Screenshot – Facebook announcement

Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook

It is a complicated issue that many people might have missed, given the timing of the announcement. With that in mind, here is an overview of the groups involved, what happened — and what it means.

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