Facebook data breach affected 87 million

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facebook-zuckerberg-tax-avoidance-culprit.jpgFacebook has said it now believes up to 87 million people's data was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The overall figure had been previously quoted as being 50 million by the whistleblower Christopher Wylie.

The details were revealed in a blog by the tech firm's chief technology officer, several hours after the US House Commerce Committee announced that Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, would testify before it on April 11.

The tech firm has faced intense criticism after it emerged that it had known for years that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from millions of its users, but had relied on the London-based firm to self-certify that it had deleted the information.

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