Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica over policy violation. 
Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica over policy violation. (Photo: The Quint)
  • 1. The "Unethical" Breach
  • 2. Data Diabolical
  • 3. The India Connect
  • 4. The 'Desi' Plot Thickens
  • 5. Going by the 'Facebook'
CBI to Probe Cambridge Analytica: What’s the Firm’s India Connect?

If you are a Facebook user, you are probably familiar with the whole Cambridge Analytica controversy by now.

The data of millions of Facebook users has been mined by firms like the aforementioned Cambridge Analytica, and also Indian companies like Ovleno Business Intelligence to aid political campaigns for various elections. What started off as a major controversy in the United Stated has slowly pervaded into different parts of the world, with India also getting caught in this whole fiasco.

Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 26 July that the Cambridge Analytica data breach case will be investigated by the CBI.

Since the whole controversy encompasses a lot of elements like millions of Facebook’s users, psychological manipulation and the Indian political parties, here’s a quick low down on everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica controversy and its India connect.

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