Facebook announces bans against it’s parent company Cambridge Analytica and three individuals for sharing and keeping data they had promised to delete. The data included information from hundreds of thousands of Amazon mechanical Turkers that were paid to use a “personality prediction app” that gathered information from them and anyone they were friends with. Over 50 million accounts! The data turned into information used by the likes of Donald Trump for his social media campaign.
Facebook didn’t explain how many users had their data snagged by the “thisisyourdigitallife” app, the reports say it pulled private info from more than 50 million people even though they didn’t know about it or consent — an act that at the time was allowed under Facebook’s rules