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What Facebook Knows About You and How [EXPLAINER] | FRONTLINE

You’ve heard a lot about the data Facebook gathers on its users. Examine what Facebook knows, and how it knows it.

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In “What Facebook Knows about You and How,” examine the platform’s use of so-called “shadow profiles,” to the main ways Facebook tracks you on the web, even when you’re not on Facebook and more.

This digital video accompanies FRONTLINE’s two-night investigation of Facebook. For more on Facebook, data, and privacy, watch The Facebook Dilemma, here:


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