Once bitten, twice shy as Facebook in a swift move suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform on Friday.
Reports say AggregateIQ may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.
The company said it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.
Facebook is under intense pressure after the data of millions of its users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who once worked at Cambridge Analytica, has said that it worked with Canadian company AggregateIQ.
“In light of recent reports that AggregateIQ may be affiliated with SCL and may, as a result, have improperly received FB user data, we have added them to the list of entities we have suspended from our platform while we investigate.
“Our internal review continues, and we will cooperate fully with any investigations by regulatory authorities,” Facebook said in a statement.
Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) is a government and military contractor that is the parent of Cambridge Analytica.