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Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm To Study Possible Misuse

Law360 (July 20, 2018, 8:32 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. has suspended social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon from using its platform, it announced Friday, saying it would look into whether the company’s work under contracts with federal agencies and a contract with a firm allegedly tied to the Russian government violate its user data policies.

Crimson Hexagon has been suspended from Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, while Facebook looks into how the analytics company collects, stores and shares user data, the social media giant said in a statement.

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