Facebook agrees to pay $725 million

Facebook has admitted no infringement under the terms of this agreement which has yet to be approved by a judge in this court.

The conclusion of a preliminary agreement was announced last August, without the amount or the terms being revealed at the time. It was then intervened that the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg and its former general manager Sheryl Sandberg, were to testify in court in September, as part of this scandal.

Election of Donald Trump in 2016

In a procedure initiated in 2018, Facebook users accused the social network of having violated privacy protection rules by sharing their data with third parties, including the firm Cambridge Analytica, linked to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

Cambridge Analytica, which has since closed, had collected and used, without their consent, the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, to whom the platform had given access.

This information would have been used to develop software used to guide the vote of American voters in favor of Donald Trump.

Reinforced control

In July 2019, federal authorities fined Facebook $5 billion for “misleading” its users and imposed independent oversight of its handling of personal data.

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