Political Site The Hill Shares Data With Facebook, Suit Says

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By Chris Villani (April 14, 2022, 3:56 PM EDT) — Nexstar Media Group Inc. was hit with a proposed class action by readers of political news site The Hill who claim the multibillion-dollar company is knowingly disclosing personally identifiable information or viewing data with Facebook.

The complaint filed Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court alleges that Nexstar has a practice of disclosing information to Facebook, or as it is known now, Meta Platforms Inc., and that users are kept in the dark.

According to the suit, Nexstar is violating the Video and Library Privacy Protection Act through a so-called Facebook pixel, a code Nexstar installed on TheHill.com that allows it to collect…

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