Once there, simply type "Cambridge Analytica" into the search bar at the top of the page, then click on the result that says "How can I tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?". Facebook can make the match internally to select the users to be shown the ads.
Michigan Senator Gary Peters asked Zuckerberg about whether Facebook uses smartphones' microphones to listen in on private conversations to which Zuckerberg curtly replied "no".
The social network is in the process of letting up to 87 million users know that their information may have been accessed by Cambridge Analytica. That's why when you search for a hammock, hammock ads start surfacing on the platform.
"We knew that they had your data, but the extent of what is being breached is a concern for me". Zuckerberg said that there was a more innocent explanation.
Responding to a question, he told lawmakers that he intends to initiate legal action Cambridge Analytica.
That Facebook app was created in 2014 by an academic researcher named Aleksander Kogan, who paid about 270,000 people to take it. The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, including details that they hadn't intended to share publicly. "What do they know about my children and my grandchildren?" said a woman who identified herself as Alison. Zuckerberg said his company has a responsibility to make sure what happened with Cambridge Analytica doesn't happen again.
"But it might really be unsettling to people who've had an abortion to have an open debate about that, wouldn't it?" Aleksandr Kogan's ability to do so was in fact signed off by Facebook in its contract with him.
"We dont sell data".
Facebook, he said, is neither a media or a financial institution. A group that US intelligence officials suspect is linked to the Russian government allegedly used Facebook posts to influence the presidential election.
"There are certainly other things that we do, too".
The social media company already uses AI to flag objectionable content like terrorist propaganda.
Under "Data safety", the notes read, "Made mistakes, working hard to fix them". "That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy".