REPORT: Cambridge Analytica acting CEO steps down


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The acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the center of controversy over Facebook’s handling of user data, has stepped down from the role.

The data firm’s board of directors announced Wednesday that Alexander Tayler will step down from the post just weeks after taking the position.

The article went on to state the following:

Tayler will resume his former position as chief data officer “in order to focus on the various technical investigations and inquiries,” the board said in a statement.

Tayler had taken the helm after a London media outlet exposed the company’s CEO, Alexander Nix, as trying to sway political elections with the use of bribes and prostitutes. Nix was suspended on March 20 after the media outlet went public with undercover videos of Nix.

Cambridge Analytica has become embroiled in a scandal involving Facebook, after it was discovered that the data firm captured personal information of over 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

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