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Facebook Should Get ‘Sweeping Changes’ in FTC Case, Senators Say

Facebook App And Logo As Crisis Reignites Washington Scrutiny Of Social Networks
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Two senators slammed the Federal Trade Commission for the prospect that it might fine Facebook Inc. no more than $5 billion over multiple privacy violations and called for the agency to impose "sweeping changes" on the beleaguered social media company.

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said in a letter dated Monday that the estimated sum, which the company released in financial disclosures last month, would represent a "bargain." They also pushed for long-term limits on Facebook’s collection and use of personal information.