FTC, Facebook Negotiate Multibillion Dollar Fine for Privacy Lapses
Fine could be the largest in FTC history.
The Federal Trade Commission is playing hardball with Facebook, as the two organizations negotiate a multibillion dollar fine for Facebook’s privacy lapses, reports The Washington Post. The FTC alleges that Facebook misused user data, and the social media platform did not properly safeguard that data. Facebook has been linked to the spread of “fake news,” Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and an increase in hate speech.
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