Recently, there has been a huge uproar on social media on how Facebook revealed information about millions of users that was used to influence politics. It is now known as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook made a move that allows the users to check if they were the victims of this scandal.
Millions of users chose to deactivate their Facebook accounts after the scandal came to light. Here are the simple steps you can follow to check if your personal data was revealed:
First of all, go to the top right corner and click the “Help” button.
After clicking the help button, you will see a menu. In the menu, click on “Help Center”.
Once you are there type in “Cambridge Analytica” and select the page “How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?”.
It will then tell you if your data was shared or not. The message suggests that only a small number of people who had the app “This Is Your Digital Life” had their data shared and it was not millions of users but it is just another stunt to save face.
Many people are still not convinced and are still choosing to stay away from Facebook after the recent scandal.