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FACTBOX-Companies pull Facebook ads on data privacy concerns

March 26 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is facing pressure from advertisers as the social network struggles with government scrutiny following allegations that a political consultancy gained inappropriate access to data on 50 million Facebook users. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-facebook-poll/americans-less-likely-to-trust- f a c e b o o k - t h a n - r i v a l s - o n - p e r s o n a l - d a t a - r e u t e r s - i p s o s - p o l l - i d I N K B N 1 H 1 0 K R , fewer Americans trust Facebook than other tech companies that gather user data, such as Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp . Even as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tries to repair its reputation among users, advertisers, lawmakers and investors, some companies have pulled ads from the network. Following is a list of companies that have suspended Facebook advertising and those who have threatened to pull out:

Company Action Date Pep Boys Suspended March 26 U.S. auto parts advertising retailer is

suspending all advertising on Facebook until the facts are out and corrective actions taken

Mozilla Corp Suspended March 22 The internet advertising company said it is

suspending ads on concerns of data privacy

Commerzbank Suspended March 22 Germany's AG advertising second-largest bank

has suspended advertising on Facebook until further notice

ISBA Threatened March 22 The British to pull out advertising group ads from has threatened to Facebook pull out ads for

big brands if investigations show user data has been misused, the Times reported https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/advertisers-threaten-to-pull-out-of-facebook- o v e r - c a m b r i d g e - a n a l y t i c a - l k j p 9 t 0 f l .

(Compiled by Sonam Rai and Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru)