Facebook suspends Canadian political data firm

Facebook will now clearly label political ads
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(CNN)Facebook announced late Friday that it is suspending AggregateIQ, a Canadian data firm, for its alleged ties to SCL, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica.

“In light of recent reports that AggregateIQ may be affiliated with SCL and may, as a result, have improperly received FB user data, we have added them to the list of entities we have suspended from our platform while we investigate,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN. “Our internal review continues, and we will cooperate fully with any investigations by regulatory authorities.”

The Canadian firm worked for campaigns advocating for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the run-up to the 2016 referendum there.

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