Facebook Suspends Company That Helped Donald Trump Win The Election – You Need To Know Why
Facebook has banned Cambridge Analytica, a company many credited for helping the Trump campaign win the presidential election, from their social media platform.
The ban, which was slammed on the company on Friday, stemmed from the alleged way Cambridge Analytica violated Facebook policies by using data of their users from a third party.
Facebook said in a statement: “We are suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from Facebook,” the statement read. “Given the public prominence of this organization, we want to take a moment to explain how we came to this decision and why.”
“In 2015,” they continued, “we learned that a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan lied to us and violated our Platform Policies by passing data from an app that was using Facebook Login to SCL/Cambridge Analytica, a firm that does political, government and military work around the globe.” Read the entire statement HERE.
It is recalled that Cambridge Analytica was hired in June 2016 to run the Trump campaign’s data operations. Former Trump aide Steve Bannon had also been a vice president of the firm. It’s unclear as of yet if the data Facebook wanted deleted was used to help Trump win the 2016 campaign.