The Washington Post reports that the Federal Trade Commission, which initiated an investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices following the Cambridge Analytica revelations, is considering levying a hefty fine against the social media giant, one that could handily surpass the $22.5 million fine it issued Google in 2012. Three people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post that the FTC’s commissioners have met to discuss the fine over the past few weeks. And while it’s not clear what the imposed fine might amount to, it’s expected to be large.
Last year, some questioned whether Facebook had violated an FTC consent decree put into place in 2012 after the company came under fire for previous user privacy issues. They argued that the Cambridge [...]