A federal investigation of Facebook's role in sharing of users' data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has expanded its scope as multiple federal agencies join the US Department of Justice to probe the statements and actions of the tech giant. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have now joined the investigation, reported the Washington Post. The Justice Department, FBI, SEC as well as FTC will look into Facebook's relationship with Cambridge Analytica and how much Facebook knew about the sharing of personal data of 80 million Americans with the Trump-linked firm. In 2015, Facebook discovered that the firm had obtained data of 80 million Americans to create voter profiles. Yet Facebook didn’t disclose that information to the public until March 2018, on the eve of the publication of news reports about the matter. Cambridge Analytica played a…
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