WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will consider ceasing a class action investors' lawsuit against Facebook parent Meta, stemming from a privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analtyica.

The justices agreed to hear Meta's appeal of a lower-court ruling that allowed the action to proceed. Investors allege Meta did not disclose risk that Facebook users’ information would be misused by Cambridge Analytica.

Cambridge Analytica had ties to Stephen Bannon, a strategist for Donald Trump. It had paid a Facebook app developer for access to personal information of 87 million Facebook users. That data was used to target voters during the 2016 campaign.

Meta already has paid a $5.1 billion fine and reached a $725 million privacy settlement with users.

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