ICYMI: Facebook fined 5 billion dollars by US Federal Trade Commission for violation of User Privacy right

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One of the leading social media network, facebook was fined five billion dollars by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

The sanction comes after an FTC investigation into allegations that the social media platform inappropriately shared the information of 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the vote was 3-2 along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine.

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