Facebook Facebook, Instagram, and the District of Columbia on Monday sued the head of Meta (Meta, including its Facebook and Instagram products, is recognized as an extremist organization in the Russian Federation) Mark Zuckerberg to bring him to personal responsibility after a conflict with Cambridge Analytica in 2018 for violating the privacy of personal data of millions of Facebook users. The massive data leak of social network users has become a major corporate and political scandal.
The Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Carl Racine, filed a civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. According to the lawsuit, Cambridge Analytica collected data on 87 million Facebook users without their permission. The data was allegedly used to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. Racine is demanding damages and fines from Zuckerberg, which can be determined during the trial.
According to the prosecutor, Zuckerberg was directly involved in the massive data leak, while Facebook misled users with statements about privacy protection. According to Racine, thousands of documents in the 2018 case prove Zuckerberg’s direct involvement in making decisions on Cambridge Analytica, and therefore the prosecutor sued Zuckerberg directly.
WhatsApp, Meta includes companies, is based in Menlo Park, California and has a market value of more than
$500 billion. In turn, Facebook has
almost 3 billion users worldwide.