Washington Attorney General Indicts Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg For Alleged Role In Cambridge Analytica Scandal
- The attorney general for Washington, D.C., charged Meta Platforms Inc (: FB) Facebook (NASDAQ:) founder Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly participating in decision-making that led to the Cambridge Analytica data breach, the Wall Street Journal reports.
- The evidence shows Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident, Karl Racine said.
- Racine’s office reiterated its charge that Zuckerberg personally contributed to Facebook’s lax oversight of user data.
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- Facebook allegedly allowed third parties such as now-defunct political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to obtain personal data from 87 million Americans.
- The suit echoes charges leveled in 2021 when it sought to name Zuckerberg as a defendant in a lawsuit it filed in 2018 against Facebook.
- A Washington, D.C., judge previously ruled that the AG’s office had waited too long to sue Zuckerberg personally as part of its case against Facebook.
- The judge suggested that D.C. officials might be seeking to put pressure on Zuckerberg following failed settlement negotiations.
- Price Action: FB shares traded lower by 7.71% at $181.10 in the premarket on the last check Tuesday.
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