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Facebook users can apply for their portion of a $725 million lawsuit settlement, reports NPR

by | Apr 21, 2023

Facebook users can now apply for their share of a $725 million privacy lawsuit settlement if they had accounts from May 2007 to December 2022, reports NPR.

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is doling out the payments to settle a lawsuit alleging it allowed Cambridge Analytica, a former British political consulting firm used by the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, to access about 87 million users’ personal information, states NPR.

To apply for the funds, people can apply online or by mailing their forms by Aug. 25.

According to NPR, in 2018, “Cambridge Analytica allegedly paid Facebook developers for user data, which was then used to target voters in the 2016 election.

“After the scandal surfaced, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded questions from members of the U.S. Congress, who accused him of failing to protect the data.”

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