Facebook has been all over the news recently, and not for the best reasons. It has come to light that a data mining company, called Cambridge Analytica, used the personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users, collected by a third party, to create profiles of possible voters to be able to target them with specific voting messages. Besides working for the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica also has ties to a North Carolina politician. North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and the state’s Republican Party paid $345,000 to the data company.
Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, just spoke out Wednesday about the issue, admitting mistakes were made.
While specific numbers can be hard to find, as of 2011, North Carolina ranked tenth in the country for Facebook users, with more than 4.3 million.
This situation has certainly caused an outrage amongst Facebooks users, who didn’t agree to allow their information to be shared with this company. However, there is an easy solution to make sure you’re not involved if something like this were to happen again. Click and watch the video below to see the quick and easy step by step process to make sure Facebook can’t share your data through a third party app.
Video: Sean Clark-Weis
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