Finally, a senator asks Zuck about Obama campaign's use of FB data for 2012 election!
Benny Johnson, The Daily Caller | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -- 12:09 PM EDT
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Senator Thom Tillis asks Zuck about the Obama campaign boasting about using FB and other social media data for his 2012 campaign! Not one other GOP member of the committee said a word about this! Also, the Dems praised Obama's genius back then when he used social media to help him win re-election. Now they decry it because Trump used it too! Hippocrisy on display big time!

***Article originally appeared in dailycaller.com***

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by the Senate Tuesday for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a data company that worked for Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, to harvest user data from his platform. However, little was made of the fact that the Obama presidential campaign in 2012 used the same tactic with the social network. Former Obama campaign staffers have openly bragged about how Facebook turned a blind eye to the practice and even congratulated them. (RELATED: Obama Staffer: Facebook Knew Presidential Campaign Improperly Seized Data, Looked the Other Way)

Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis raised this discrepancy in his forceful questioning of Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Tillis said, “I think that we need to fully examine what Cambridge Analytica did,” before noting a number of articles cataloging the Obama campaign for doing the same. “Somebody asked you earlier if it made you mad about what Cambridge Analytica did,” Tillis noted, saying Zuck should be “equally mad” about the Obama campaign.

“When you do your research on Cambridge Analytica, I would appreciate it if you would start back from the first high-profile national campaign that exploited Facebook data,” the senator said.

Facebook has been silent on the Obama campaign scraping for data.

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