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Facebook agrees to pay UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has agreed to pay a 500,000 pound ($644,000) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s information rights regulator said on Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.S. and EU lawmakers over how the political consultancy obtained …


Virginia state elections offer early political test ahead of 2020 U.S. race

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Reuters) – The off-year elections for the Virginia state legislature are often a quiet, little-noticed interlude before the frenzy of the U.S. presidential campaign. But not this year. Democrats are pouring money and star power into races that could give the party complete control of the legislative and executive branches of Virginia state …


‘Vamos to Victory’: Trump’s Spanish ads skirt immigration, warn of socialism

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has run more than 3,000 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) ads in English asking for support to curb illegal immigration in the past six months, often asking people to sign online petitions to “deport illegals.” But Republican Trump’s more than 1,200 Facebook ads in Spanish during the same …