The world’s largest social media company Facebook suffered the biggest one-day drop of its stocks by seven percent on Wall Street Monday in four years following reported data leakage of its 50 million users for alleged political purposes, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
The Facebook loss came after U.S. and British media reported that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users were inappropriately used by a British data analysis company, Cambridge Analytica, in activities allegedly connected with U.S. President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.
Trump’s campaign reportedly used the firm’s data during the primaries but not during the general election, and Federal Election Commission numbers showed the firm collected 5.9 million U.S. dollars in 2016 from Trump’s campaign, California-based The Mercury News daily reported Monday.
The AP quoted Facebook as saying last week that Cambridge Analytica received user data from a Facebook app years ago that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm wasn’t authorized to have that information.
Facebook admitted that an estimated 270,000 people had downloaded the app and shared their personal details with it.
Last Friday, Facebook said in an official post that it had suspended “Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica,” from its website.
It said the two companies had failed to delete user data acquired in 2015 in violation of Facebook rules.
Last Saturday, Facebook said that claim that this is a data breach is completely false, arguing that people knowingly provided their information.
“No systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces of information were stolen or hacked,” Facebook said in its official blog post.
Mercury News said Monday that a U.S. senator is demanding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the abuse of user data for U.S. campaign activities.
First Lady’s Office Becomes Political Pawn for Trump, Issues Statement Against Samantha Bee
First lady Melania Trump’s office responded to TBS comedian Samantha Bee’s profane tirade against presidential adviser Ivanka Trump by saying it was an example of an “astounding” double standard.
“The double standard is truly astounding. Time and again the Trump family and members of this Administration are subjected to false reporting, hateful rhetoric and outrageous lies all in the name of freedom of speech or comedy, yet the mainstream media stays silent,” her spokesperson said.
Bee had called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” in a segment targeting her for posting a photo with her daughter over the weekend.
Strangely despite the office of the First Lady, didn’t actually have the First Lady, Melania Trump saying these things, as she is still missing.
Is Vegas Sheriff Lombardo’s Career Over? Hidden Wife Connected to Ponzi Scheme of Former Lover and Son
People are already calling for the Sheriff to step down after a report from an investigative journalist on the conspiracy site Inforwars was confirmed by others. According to the report Sheriff Lombardo has been hiding a “secret wife” from the public because she was a partner and lover to convicted fraudster William Gayler, and even had a child with him – who is now living with Lombardo.
Lou Colagiovanni puts together a very good case that the Sheriff was personally involved in helping to make sure nothing happened to Mr. Gayler that could show up in the public, and that his prosecution was handled with kid gloves.
“The Trial of William Gayler was rolling along at a typical pace until it became inconvenient for Joe Lombardo’s aspirations to ascend to the office of Sheriff of Clark County. In May 2014, just six months before the election, the trial of William Gayler began to crawl to a snail’s pace and the trial did not resume at a typical speed until February 2015 after Joe Lombardo won the election.”
GOP’s Michael Lee McDonald arrested in Nevada for Burglary & Forgery.
One of Nevada’s up and coming Republicans is in deep trouble after being arrested. Michael Lee McDonald of Las Vegas was arrested for burglary, forgery and offering a false document.
His attorney, who is also running for a position, said that the arrest is unrelated to his bid for the Nevada State Assembly.
McDonald, a Republican, is running for Assembly District 20, which covers parts of Paradise and Henderson.
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