Facebook started reaching out to the millions of users who were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, revealing the users who had their Facebook data stolen.
Facebook users have started receiving notifications on their News Feed on “Protecting Your Information.” The contents of each notification, meanwhile, reveals if the user was a victim or not of the data breach.
In a Facebook Newsroom post, the social network said that beginning April 9, users will start to see a new notification at the top of their News Feed.
The notification contains a link to the apps that they use, as well as the information that they have shared, knowingly or unknowingly, to those apps.
“As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica,” Facebook said.
Facebook will display two kinds of notifications. In the first kind, the link says “Go To Apps And Websites,” referring to the apps and websites where users have logged in with their Facebook accounts.
The link will also allow users to remove the apps and websites that they no longer want to be connected to their Facebook account.
The second kind of notification, meanwhile, shows a link that says “See How You’re Affected.”
The notification mentions the banning of This Is Your Digital Life, the app that allegedly misused Facebook user data by sharing it with Cambridge Analytica.
If you see this notification, that means you are one of the millions of users who were affected by the data breach.