AB-Facebook suspending Cambridge Analytica

By March 17, 2018comp-5005, Data science
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Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook

Paul Grewal, VP & Deputy General Counsel (16 March 2018)

Paper’s reference in the IEEE style?

“Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook | Facebook Newsroom.” .

How did you find the paper?

Reviewing facebooks newsroom blog. https://newsroom.fb.com/news/

If applicable, write a list of the search terms you used.

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Was the paper peer reviewed? Explain how you found out.

This document is an update blog post from Facebook’s Product Manager

Does the author(s) work in a university or a government-funded research institute? If so, which university or research institute? If not, where do they work?


What does this tell you about their expertise? Are they an expert in the topic area?


What was the paper about?

This blog post summarises the events leading to Facebook suspending Cambridge Analytica from its platform.


  • in 2015 Facebook learned that a University of Cambridge Psychology professor, Dr Aleksandr Kogan broke platform policies by passing data collected through a facebook psychological profile app he had developed to Cambridge Analytica and Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies.
  • the app “thisisyourdigitallife” offered personality prediction and captured users city or residence (set in their profile), content they liked and shared, and limited information (depending on privacy settings) about their friends
  • approximately 270,000 downloaded the app.
  • facebook advised the Cambridge Analytica and other recipients to certify that they had destroyed this data, but subsequenlty found our in March 2018 that these certifications were incorrect.

If applicable, is this paper similar to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?


If applicable, is this paper different to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?


What do these similarities and differences suggest? What are your observations? Do you have any new ideas? Do you have any conclusions?

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This question is to be answered after your critical analysis is completed: Which sections (if any) of your critical analysis was this paper cited in?