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Facebook investigating a current employee who has ties to that Trump-linked data firm

Facebook investigating a current employee who has ties to that Trump-linked data firm
From Mashable - March 18, 2018

The hits keep on coming for Facebook.

On Friday, the social media company booted the Donald Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica from its platform. On Saturday, we learned why: The firm played a role in secretly harvesting data belonging to more than 50 million users.

On Sunday, a third bomb dropped: Joseph Chancellor, currently a researcher at Facebook, may be connected to this whole mess.

A Sunday report from CNN reveals that Chancellor previously served as a director of Global Science Research (GSR). When whistleblower Christopher Wylie teamed up with Cambridge University's Aleksandr Kogan to develop an app that could harvest Facebook user data, GSR was the company that data funneled through.

It's not clear what Chancellor knew about GSR's data collection practices, if he knew anything. CNN points out that Chancellor and Kogan were both listed as directors when GSR incorporated in May 2014, according to U.K. government records, but Cambridge Analytica claims "no recollection" of any emails or calls with Chancellor.

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