Most Facebook users don't trust site with their data: Poll

Most Facebook users don't trust site with their data: Poll
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Most people who use Facebook don’t trust the company to handle their personal data, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

When asked how much they trusted the social media giant with their data, 63 percent of respondents who use the site said "not very much" or "not at all."

The survey was conducted March 21-23, days after it was reported that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that worked for President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE’s 2016 campaign, had improperly obtained personal information on 50 million Facebook users through a third-party app.

Fifty-five percent of respondents who said they had heard about the scandal said they were not satisfied with Facebook’s response.

Though the results come amid the fallout over the data scandal, the HuffPost/YouGov findings released on Monday are nearly identical to a survey the groups conducted two years ago. In April 2016, the same poll found that 62 percent of respondents don’t trust Facebook with their data.

In the latest poll, 48 percent said they hold a favorable view of the company, while 44 percent view it unfavorably.

And despite Facebook’s public grappling with disinformation on its platform, a slight majority — 52 percent — say they trust the news they get from the site "a great deal" or "a fair amount."

The poll surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults and has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.