Fact Check: Will Each Facebook Users will get $17,500

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Viral Message: If your data was harvested through Facebook you could get £12,500 compensation, according to an expert. The social network has come under fire after it was revealed Cambridge Analytica kept users’ data.

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If your data was harvested through Facebook you could get £12,500 compensation, according to an expert. The social network has come under fire after it was revealed Cambridge Analytica kept users’ data.

This could cost Facebook £625 billion, which is double the £317b it is worth, law professor Maureen Mapp argued.

‘There are about 50 million users whose data was harvested,’ she told the Sun.

 ‘Assuming each one of them brought a claim for compensation for distress caused by the data breach…each individual may be awarded £12,500 as damages.’

 Obviously aware of the falling stock, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg took to his account to issue an apology, in which he promised that the company would put right their errors and “build a better service for the long term”.

Viral Message Verification:- The fake message was published on April, 2018 around the controversy Cambridge Analytica collection of Facebook user data and compensating  Facebook users could receive $17,500 each in compensation over the data breach. The article was published by a website and later being removed (archived versions).

The actual article was published on metro which speculated that after Cambridge Analytica issue, This could cost Facebook £625 billion, which is double the £317b it is worth, law professor Maureen Mapp argued. ‘There are about 50 million users whose data was harvested,’ she told the Sun. ‘Assuming each one of them brought a claim for compensation for distress caused by the data breach…each individual may be awarded £12,500 as damages.

This is just a theory.

In fact the article  published on the news website is actually a copyright issue taking content from other website to create its own web site news, however no data was actually copied.



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