Mar 20, 2018 - Technology

Facebook to hold emergency employee meeting on Cambridge Analytica

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The Facebook logo is seen displayed on a laptop monitor in this photo illustration. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook is holding an emergency company-wide meeting for its employees to ask questions about Cambridge Analytica's data harvesting, reports The Verge. The tech giant is under fire after the New York Times and The Guardian reported that Cambridge Analytica exploited third-party apps on the platform to compile user data in violation of Facebook's terms of service.

Why it matters: This is the first time the company is allowing it's employees to voice their concerns on Cambridge Analytica. And, as Axios' own Sara Fischer tells me, expect Facebook to make it a production:

"The company just had an all-hands when I was out there a few weeks ago. They put hundreds of chairs in the middle of their courtyard with a stage and full AV. They go big in their internal meetings."
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