Facebook Sued Over Cambridge Analytica…. But You Should Still #DeleteFacebook

I am hoping that this is the beginning of a trend as Washington D.C. (as in the District of Columbia), is suing Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Washington Post has details:

The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, “likes” and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site’s users without their permission.

The lawsuit filed by Karl Racine marks the first major effort by regulators in the United States to penalize the tech giant for its entanglement with the firm. It could presage even tougher fines and other punishments still to come for Facebook as additional state and federal investigations continue.

“Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,” Racine said in a statement. “Today’s lawsuit is about making Facebook live up to its promise to protect its users’ privacy.”

Now Facebook has said not much of anything and their stock has taken a dive since this was announced. But what I am looking for is if this is the start of a trend and we’ll be seeing others join in on the lawsuit fun. Even if that does happen, you should still #DeleteFacebook as this company is a total farce that needs to go away sooner rather than later.


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