Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

Data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica shut down all operations Wednesday, reports The Wall Street Journal. The firm and its parent company have reportedly struggled to recover from the scandal over its misuse of Facebook user data, losing clients and getting buried in legal fees in recent months. Cambridge Analytica, known for working on data analytics for President Trump’s 2016 campaign, came under fire when reports revealed that it had improperly obtained data from more than 80 million Facebook users. The company’s chief executive, Alexander Nix, was suspended in March after a video showed him bragging about entrapping politicians as a business tactic. The company said it did nothing wrong, blaming a “siege of media coverage” for driving away customers.

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