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Facebook faces fresh scrutiny in Asia over massive data leak

Potential fallout could be huge in a region with over 800 million active users

JAKARTA/TOKYO -- Facebook is facing fresh scrutiny in Asia, home to more than a third of its users, after the social media giant announced that millions of users in the region may have had their data used improperly by a data analytics company tied to Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign.

The governments across the region including Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia have stepped up their investigations into the company after it announced on April 4 that up to 87 million users may have had their information "improperly shared" with data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.

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