Obama campaign advisers say they used Facebook data properly

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Facebook Elections signs stand in the media area in Cleveland before the first Republican presidential debate. The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica was suspended on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, while government authorities are bea

Facebook Elections signs stand in the media area in Cleveland before the first Republican presidential debate. The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica was suspended on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, while government authorities are bea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former advisers to President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign say they used personal data from Facebook users in a proper way.

They're drawing distinctions to practices used by Cambridge Analytica, the firm connected to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that has been accused of improperly lifting data on 50 million Facebook users.

Former Obama advisers say they collected the Facebook data with their own app, complied with the social media platform's terms of service and received permission from their campaign supporters.

The data was used to benefit Obama's voter turnout program.

An estimated 1 million Obama supporters gave the campaign access to their Facebook data.

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