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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that his company made mistakes in the controversy surrounding data company Cambridge Analytica’s alleged use of the platform’s data to help the President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Zuckerberg claimed Cambridge Analytica received Facebook users’ data from Cambridge University professor Aleksandr Kogan who created a personality quiz app installed by about 300,000 people.
Facebook banned Kogan as he violated the company’s policies by sharing data without people’s consent. Zuckerberg also expressed concern about Cambridge Analytica reportedly keeping that data despite their certification to the contrary.
“This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook,” Zuckerberg said.
“But it was also a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it. We need to fix that,” he added.
Zuckerberg claimed his company took steps to prevent improper access to user’s data in 2014, just after Kogan created his app.