Facebook apparently had been crafting its response to the news that a voter-profiling data consultancy called Cambridge Analytica had obtained private data of more than 50 million Facebook users back in 2014
Over the past few days, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to its previous relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a data-science company that secretly culled information from 50 million Facebook users. This has raised questions about their role in the data harvest and its collection of data from its users.
Fake news tends to have the real news beat in one area: novelty. That’s why Twitter users can’t help but share half-truths and unchecked rumors over the platform, according to a trio of MIT researchers.