>> Facebook on Friday said it was suspending political data analytics from Cambridge Analytica, which worked for President Trump's 2016 election campaign after finding data privacy policies had been violated. In a statement, Facebook said it suspended Cambridge and its parent groups Strategic Communication Laboratories after receiving reports they did not delete information about Facebook users that had been inappropriately shared from a third party app.
The New York Times claims the suspension came shortly before the publication of their article, citing former Cambridge employees reporting that the firm exploited the private information of 50 million users without their permission. Cambridge Analytica was not immediately available for comment.>> I mean, I think our data was excellent.
>> Brad Pascal, who ran Trump's digital ad operation in 2016 and is his 2020 campaign manager, declined to comment on Friday. On its website the company said it quote, provided the Donald J Trump for President campaign with the expertise and insights that helped win the White House. The company is funded by Robert Mercer.
The billionaire, who has also funded Trump's campaign, Breitbart, and figures like Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos.