How can I apply for the Facebook settlement

It is not yet known how much individual Facebook users will receive from the settlement. But time is running out to apply.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook users in the US have just a few days left to sign up to share a $725 million privacy settlement that parent company Meta agrees to pay last year.

Meta is paying to settle a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social media platform allow millions of users’ personal information will be provided to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Anyone in the US with a Facebook account at any time between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022 is eligible to receive the payment. To register a settlement, users can fill out a form and submit it online, or print it out and mail it in. The deadline is August 25 – this Friday.

It is not clear how much individual users will receive. The larger the number of valid claim senders, the smaller each payment will be as the amount must be divided among them.

The case stems from revelations in 2018 that Cambridge Analytica, a company with ties to Trump’s political strategist Steve Bannon, paid a Facebook app developer to gain access to the information. individuals of about 87 million users of this platform. That data was then used to target US voters during the 2016 election campaign that culminated in Trump’s election as the 45th president.

The uproar over the revelations led to a repentant Zuckerberg baked by US legislators and promote calling people delete their Facebook account.

Facebook’s growth has stalled as more people connect and entertain on rival services like TikTok, but the social network still boasts more than 2 billion users worldwide, including around 250 million. people in the United States.

In addition to the Cambridge Analytica case, Meta has been criticized for data privacy for some time. For example, in May, the EU dealt a blow to Meta record $1.3 billion fines and ordered to stop transferring users’ personal information across the Atlantic in October. And the tech giant’s new text-based app, Threads, has already not implemented in the EU due to privacy concerns.

AP business writer Wyatte Grantham-Philips contributed to this report from New York.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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