How to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica

How to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica
You probably heard the news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and you might be wondering whether you are one of the 87 millions users whose information may have illegally accessed by Cambridge Analytica, the British political research firm that worked for President Trump's campaign.

Facebook already started to inform the 87 millions affected users and if you haven't receive any notification and would like to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, here how you can do it:

Desktop:
Step 1:
On the find, type Help Center and click on the Help Center link

facebook help center

Step 2:
From the shortcuts that appeared, click on Visit Facebook Help Center.

Facebook help center
Step 3:
Type Cambridge at the help center and select the link How can i tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

Facebook Cambridge

Step 4:
Check Was My Information Shared and it should tell whether your data has been accessed by Cambridge Analytica or not.

how can i tell if my info was shared with cambridge analytica

Android and iPhone
Step 1:
If you are on Android or iPhone mobile, the process is almost similar to the desktop. Tap on the Facebook menu icon.

facebook app menu

Step 2:
From the Facebook menu that appears, scroll down until you see Help Center. Tap on it.

facebook app menu


Step 3:
At the Help Center, type cambridge and select How can i tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

facebook app cambridge

Step 4:
Check under Was My Information Shared and if your information wasn't accessed, you will be seeing a message saying that you are safe.

facebook app info was shared with cambridge analytica


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