Facebook admitted Wednesday that 87 million users' data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica–about 74% more than previously disclosed.
The new figure sharply increased the company's previous estimate of how many users' information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica. For weeks, Facebook had said that the data of about 50 million users was at issue.
Facebook released the revised estimate of affected users as part of an extended statement about its plans for handling personal data. The company said it would start alerting users on April 9 about whether their information may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Another day, another numbingly obvious example of "dumb fucks."