Report: Feds widen scope of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal probe

Federal investigators have widened their investigation into Facebook’s role regarding ads targeting millions of its users by data firm Cambridge Analytica, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Five anonymous sources told the Post that the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the Department of Justice in the investigation.

The sources said that in addition to determining what Facebook knew and when, the investigation will use statements from the company itself, including testimony given to Congress in April by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.

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Robin Kurzer started her career as a daily newspaper reporter in Milford, Connecticut. She then made her mark on the advertising and marketing world in Chicago at agencies such as Tribal DDB and Razorfish, creating award-winning work for many major brands. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a freelance writer and communications professional across a variety of business sectors.