The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to unfold for the social media giant, with Facebook now revealing that 87 million users were exposed to the company. The number, which was revealed by Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, is a lot higher than previously reported. In fact, the last figure was 50 million Facebook users.
“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,” Schroepfer said the blog post.
Schroepfer added, “Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people’s information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences. We know we have more work to do — and we’ll keep you updated as we make more changes.”
The news revealed in a blog post, which also announced new changes to Facebook that restricted access to its users’ data.
Schroepfer also announced that, from April 9, users will be able to see if their data was used by Cambridge Analytica. Mark Zuckerberg also confirmed the story, adding that the company “wanted to wait until we had the full understanding” and that he is quite confident it’s not more than 87 million.”
This news comes after Facebook announced new changes to their Terms of Service.