Federal Probe into Facebook Scandal Widens
The Washington Post reported Monday that the investigation into Facebook’s data breach involving Cambridge Analytica is being broadened to focus on the statements and actions of the tech giant.
The investigation, which involves the Securities and Exchange Commission, will look into the information that Facebook had already publicly disclosed, and whether it agrees with the underlying facts. The authorities will also probe whether Facebook had made the disclosures to their investors and the public in a complete and timely manner.
A Facebook representative said that they are already fully cooperating with officials in the US and other countries and have already provided public testimony and pledged their assistance.