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Attorney general launches probe into Facebook

Missouri has joined the growing number of states requesting information from Facebook about its business practices. Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday that his office has launched an investigation into the social media company.

Hawley’s office wants to know how much campaigns paid Facebook for users’ data and whether users were notified of that data use.

The attorney general said he hopes to learn whether Facebook exercised proper care in handling user data, whether its policies adequately explain how that data will be used, and whether Facebook responded properly to reports of third parties mishandling data.

The investigation also seeks to determine whether Facebook’s app collected cell usage data from Android users without their consent.

Hawley’s office gave Facebook a May 29 deadline to respond.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Missourinet

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