Facebook owner Meta settles Cambridge Analytica lawsuit: details

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Facebook mother Meta has settled the lawsuit by alleging that the social media platform has illegally shared user data with research firm Cambridge Analytica. The settlement comes after it was revealed a month ago that Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive officer, would sit for six hours before being questioned by the plaintiff’s lawyers. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed so far. Facebook users had sued the social media company in 2018.

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According to a recent report from Bloomberg, US tech giant Meta has settled a lawsuit alleging that Facebook illegally shared user data with British research firm Cambridge Analytica. However, the terms of the said agreement have not yet been disclosed. Last month, it was reported that Zuckerberg would have to attend a six-hour interrogation by prosecutors’ lawyers.

As a reminder, Facebook users sued the platform in 2018 after revelations that Cambridge Analytica, which was linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, gained access from about 87 million users.

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The court that filed a month ago also had indicated that Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will have to testify.

In the latest filing, attorneys representing both parties asked the judge hearing the case to pause it to “facilitate the process of finalizing a written settlement agreement.”


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