Facebook Inc confirmed on Wednesday that the scale of the data leaks of personal information of its users with political analyst firm Cambridge Analytica is estimated at around 87 million people, a considerable increase from the 50 million people reported earlier. Most of the users whose data has been breached are from the US.
From April 9, Facebook said that it would tell people through a notice at the top of their news feeds if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook landed in controversy last month after it was revealed that British firm Cambridge Analytica had obtained personal data of 50 million Facebook users to influence the US Presidential elections. Subsequently, Cambridge Analytica was also accused of influencing Indian politics and elections for political parties in Brazil and Kenya.
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