Cambridge Analytica scandal causes trouble for Facebook

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(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Guest: Tiffany Li

The scandal surrounding digital campaign firm Cambridge Analytica has highlighted some of Facebook’s unnerving forms of selling user data to third parties. We talk with attorney and Resident Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, TIFFANY LI, about the kinds of data Facebook collects, who it can sell it to, what purposes the data provides buyers, and what it all means for Facebook users.

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