If you go to Facebook’s Accessing Your Facebook Data page, you can download all the data Facebook has collected on you.
Cambridge Analytica, the political research firm recently accused of accessing Facebook users’ information without telling them, has bragged for years that it has up to 5,000 data points on more than 230 million Americans.
Assuming I was one of them, I dove deep into my privacy settings this week. What I found surprised me. Although most of my interests (Brooklyn, yorkies, One Tree Hill) were scarily accurate, a few were not. My ad preferences page inexplicably showed that I like trap music, gambling and toe (not plural — just the singular word “toe”).
If you’re morbidly curious like me, here’s how to see the facts Facebook knows about you (or what it thinks it knows about you).