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Facebook COO Says Company Knew About Mishandled Data

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In an interview with NBC, Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg said the social media giant knew Cambridge Analytica was mishandling user data 2 1/2 years ago. Sandberg added that when Facebook discovered the problem, executives relied on a consulting firm's assurances that it had deleted the data. She went on to say that the company could have done an audit but didn't. Cambridge Analytica is currently under investigation in both the United States and Britain for the way it obtained as many as 87 million users' data from Facebook. It's also being looked at for how it used that data to target voters on behalf of Donald Trump's campaign in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK.

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