Facebook Scandal – level 1

26-03-2018 07:00

There is a scandal about Facebook. Companies misuse the data of about 50 million people.

It happens like this. People take a Facebook quiz. Facebook takes data about the person and all of that person’s friends. The company that makes the quiz says that the data is for science.

However, the company uses the data differently. People say that the company uses it in the Trump campaign in the USA. The company makes ads and fake news.

About 2.2 billion people are on Facebook. However, some people are leaving it now. They do not feel that their data is safe.

Difficult words: scandal (when people find out that somebody does something wrong), misuse (use in a wrong or a bad way), data (information), fake news (something that is made up and people want you to think is true.

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