Can Facebook Users Receive $17,500 Each Over a ‘Data Breach’?

An April 2018 article based on a controversy involving Cambridge Analytica‘s collection of Facebook user data asserted that social media users could receive $17,500 each in compensation over the “data breach” (which Facebook asserted was not a data breach but rather an unauthorized acquisition of user data by a third party).

That original article was soon available only via archived and aggregated versions. It wasn’t clear why the original article (published to a little-known web site) had been removed, but even that original walked its headline claim back a few lines into its text

Read about the fake news that said that every Facebook user who was affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal can get upto $17,500 each as compensation on Snopes.

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