'The View' hosts got into a heated clash until Whoopi had no choice but to step in
The View co-hosts Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin were battling through a difference of opinion. Whoopi Goldberg had to step in.
On March 20, 2018, the panelists were discussing the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when McCain said that the Obama administration was also guilty of misusing Facebook data.
As reported by Entertainment Daily, Hostin disagreed with McCain, but McCain tried to silence Hostin by talking over her. Hostin, however, didn't back down.
Cambridge Analytica is a data company linked to Trump's presidential campaign. It recently came to light that the company misused Facebook data to benefit Trump's campaign.
McCain felt that Obama also turned to micro-targeting and data mining but his actions were lauded by the media is a genius. When Trump does it, it's frowned upon.
Sunny disagreed, adding that Obama wanted to reach out to voters with his own message. In the scandal involving Trump, people are fed misinformation based on their profiles.
McCain tried to interrupt Sunny, but she firmly said "one second" and continued with her point. McCain countered by saying "I have to push back on this because that's fake news."
Sunny said she needed to finish her thought, and that was when Whoopi Goldberg stepped in. Goldberg said she wanted to hear both opinions, but she can't do that when they talk at the same time.
After she took control of the situation, Sunny could explain her point without McCain trying to talk over her. Sara Haines gave her two cents, saying she has a problem with it regardless of whether it was Trump or Obama.
According to CNBC, the Cambridge Analytica scandal made headlines on March 19, 2018, when Channel 4 News, The New York Times and The Observer outlined how data of Facebook users were given to the data mining company.
Facebook had since responded and said the data obtained by the London-based company was collected lawfully but added that Facebook's policies were violated when the data was transferred.
'The entire company is outraged we were deceived. We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people's information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens.'
The Facebook Team, CNBC, March 20, 2018.