The company behind Tinder acquires controversial Q&A site Ask.fm

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Interactive Corp, better known as IAC, is the digital holding company run by Barry Diller. It owns a wide portfolio of online companies and today the BBC reports that it will be acquiring Ask.fm for an undisclosed sum. IAC already owns Ask.com and About.com, so Ask.fm will fit into a suite of online question-and-answer services. British politicians including Prime Minister David Cameron have criticized the site, saying Ask.fm does too little to prevent suicide and police cyberbullying.

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