Facebook suspends data analytics firm over possible violations

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Facebook has temporarily suspended Crimson Hexagon, a data analytics firm, over a potential data-sharing policy violation, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Facebook believes the company may have had deals to analyze data for outside clients including United States government agencies and a Russian organization with ties to the Kremlin. This comes on the heels of Facebook's controversy with Cambridge Analytica where the company improperly sold information about 87 million Facebook users.