Facebook is now saying that the total number of FB users whose personal data were possibly misused by Cambridge Analytica is higher.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer disclosed that they may have improperly shared data of up to 87 million people.
According to him, “In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.”
The number was higher than 50 million people, which was previously reported by media outlets. Last month, the social network giant suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica in the wake of the scandal. The British political consulting firm allegedly used the data to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
Currently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Facebook over its privacy practices.
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Additionally, Schroepfer informed FB users about the company’s plans to restrict data access on its platform.