Cambridge Analytica row: Legal system collapsing but Ravi Shankar Prasad busy peddling fake news, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in the courts and charged him with 'peddling fake news' instead.

PTI March 24, 2018 15:15:29 IST
Cambridge Analytica row: Legal system collapsing but Ravi Shankar Prasad busy peddling fake news, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in the courts and shortage of judges and charged him with "peddling fake news" instead.

His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.

The charge has been denied by the Congress, which instead accused the BJP of using the services of the firm.

Rahul said on Twitter:

The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.

The Facebook data scandal erupted after a whistle-blower revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to Trump's 2016 campaign, accessed personal data from 50 million users of the website without their knowledge, and might have kept that data even after the social media giant told the company to delete it.

Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November, 2017 and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

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