Facebook gives state breakdown of users affected in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook gives state breakdown of users affected in Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Facebook published a state-by-state breakdown of users whose information was likely obtained by Cambridge Analytica.

The state data, which was published in a post updated in May and first noticed by Business Insider on Wednesday, shows the number of users affected by Cambridge Analytica broken down by state.

The states most affected are the most populous in the most cases. A higher proportion of some states were affected than others though.

Southern and southern-adjacent states, including Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia, had some of the largest percentages of their population who were affected by the scandal, according to the data.

Almost 50 percent of Washington, D.C.’s population was affected.

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which the British research firm improperly obtained the data of more than 87 million Facebook users, sparked outcry against Facebook for its data privacy practices.

Since Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Officials pressed on Russian interference at security forum | FCC accuses Sinclair of deception | Microsoft reveals Russia tried to hack three 2018 candidates | Trump backs Google in fight with EU | Comcast gives up on Fox bid Facebook's Zuckerberg congratulated Trump after 2016 election: report Facebook to start removing misleading posts that incite violence MORE’s testimony before Congress on the matter, the company has been working to quell the backlash by updating its data policies and giving users a bit more insight into what their data is being used for.