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Facebook Flaw Could Have Exposed Users’ Personal Info to Advertisers—or Russian Trolls.

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Facebook says advertisers can’t see identifying information about the users they target. But a new study reveals how a set of clever ad buys could have revealed users’ phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information—no hacking involved. Facebook’s advertising tools let buyers reach highly targeted demographics. When a Russian troll farm promoted a bogus Second Amendment group, for example, it paid 48,305.
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