Facebook Data Scandal: How It Started and What You Need to Know

4/9/2018 - Associate Professor of Communication Cindy Shen on ABC News.

On Monday, Facebook began alerting the 87 million users whose private data may have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

If you are one of those users, expect a message in your news feed which will let you know exactly what might have been shared. 

Facebook will also give its 2 billion users a notice with a link to information on what the social media company may have shared with apps. 

Cindy Shen, a social media expert and associate professor at the University of California, Davis, explained how Cambridge Analytica got a hold of 87 million users’ data. 

“There's this app called ‘This is Your Digital Life’ that was developed by a professor at Cambridge University of the name Aleksandr Kogan,” said Shen.

Read the full story at ABC News.

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