Facebook announced on Friday that Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that played an important role in Donald Trump's online strategy during the 2016 US election, has been suspended from the social-media platform for mishandling user data.
"Given the public prominence of this organization, we want to take a moment to explain how we came to this decision and why," Facebook VP and deputy general counsel Paul Grewal said in a press release on Friday night.
Grewal noted that another company, Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), was also suspended. By booting the companies from its platform "pending further information," Facebook will no longer allow them to buy ads or manage their pages.
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