Massachusetts AG launching probe into FB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts attorney general said on Saturday her office was launching an investigation after reports that Cambridge Analytica had harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.

“Massachusetts residents deserve answers immediately from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. We are launching an investigation,” Maura Healey said on Twitter in a post that linked to a New York Times report on the issue.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-massachu/massachusetts-says-to-probe-facebook-cambridge-analytica-idUSKCN1GT0OM

Yeah, because Facebook is so Republican and right wing....

thats not russian. it was russia, member?

phydeau - Yeah, because Facebook is so Republican and right wing....

If you don't think of this as a right vs. left issue I think it's pretty interesting to see how the law deals with data harvesting.

As a massachusetts resident, I say fuck you maura healy!  Go spend our taxpayers money doing something that actually matters.  

Will the lefties ever give it up? They fucking lost. Get over it. 

Oh so the most crooked state is fucked up?

Never saw that coming

CharlesMartel -
phydeau - Yeah, because Facebook is so Republican and right wing....

If you don't think of this as a right vs. left issue I think it's pretty interesting to see how the law deals with data harvesting.

It shouldn't be a right vs left issue.  Facebook is on the record stating that both campaigns had access to the same analytical data.  

But it is quite obvious that this is investigation is being demanded based simply on which side won.  Had HC won, there is ZERO chance this would be investigated by Healey.

TheMMAn -
CharlesMartel -
phydeau - Yeah, because Facebook is so Republican and right wing....

If you don't think of this as a right vs. left issue I think it's pretty interesting to see how the law deals with data harvesting.

It shouldn't be a right vs left issue.  Facebook is on the record stating that both campaigns had access to the same analytical data.  

But it is quite obvious that this is investigation is being demanded based simply on which side won.  Had HC won, there is ZERO chance this would be investigated by Healey.

Good point.

Maura Healey is the same trashbag that woke up one day and unilaterally decided to change how gun laws are enforced because she realized that everyone in the country had been reading them wrong for years.

Phuckles -

Will the lefties ever give it up? They fucking lost. Get over it. 

They'll spend so much time crying, 2020 will come around and they still won't have a single viable candidate to run.

yeah, doesnt FB harvest data, and hasnt that been cuckerbergs buss model since he was at harvard?

Pablo Duke -

So noowww collecting personal data is wrong?

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/17/facebook-trump-campaign-data-cambridge-analytica-423599?lo=ap_c1

TL;DR: Cambridge illegally stole and stored data, then used that data to push memes on Trump voters through facebook. They then allegedly used wikileaks as an intermediary to get the hacked emails from Russia and combined the two data sets to create super memes ala pizzagate

All this over memes? LOL

No such thing as private information on facebook