Alexander Nix, the CEO of political data firm Cambridge Analytica, was suspended on Tuesday, as the controversy grows over the company's harvesting of private information from more than 50 million Facebook users. The company has ties to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president.
The firm decided to suspend Nix after footage of him admitting it used bribery and seduction to influence elections in other countries and deceive politicians was broadcast on TV.
Cambridge Analytica was founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon and rich Republican donor Robert Mercer. Prior to his suspension, Nix had been making claims that the company had a major role in getting Trump elected.
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