Report: Feds widen scope of Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal probe
The FBI, the SEC and the FTC have reportedly joined the Department of Justice in the investigation, which will include a deeper look at Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony
Federal investigators have widened their investigation into Facebook’s role regarding ads targeting millions of its users by data firm Cambridge Analytica, according to a report in The Washington Post.
Five anonymous sources told the Post that the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the Department of Justice in the investigation.
The sources said that in addition to determining what Facebook knew and when, the investigation will use statements from the company itself, including testimony given to Congress in April by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.