Cambridge Analytica has been linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump campaign manager, however, strongly denied any links to Cambridge Analytica.
“When Facebook is the principal news source for more than half of the American people, and the only source of news that most of them pay any attention to, and if it announces that it has no responsibility for the airing of false ads … how are you supposed to get accurate information about anything, let alone candidates running for office?” she says in The Guardian report.
Facebook’s third-party fact-checking programme exempts ads from politicians, but not from political groups. Hillary Clinton, however, praised Twitter’s decision to ban all political ads worldwide.