Younger People Were More Likely to React to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Older users of the social network also did not understand the News Feed algorithm

26 percent of U.S. adults surveyed by Pew deleted the Facebook app over the past year amesy/iStock

A total of 74 percent of Facebook users surveyed by Pew Research Center have taken at least one of the following three actions over the past year, in response to the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal: adjusted their privacy settings, taken breaks of several weeks from checking their accounts or deleting the application from their smartphones altogether.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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