Facebook may guess millions of people's sexuality to sell ads

2019-03-01 10:13:00

Rachel Torres/Alamy By Timothy Revell Facebook knows more about you than you might think. A study has for the first time revealed the scale of its data gathering, suggesting the social media company has deduced sensitive information about nearly three-quarters of all Facebook users based in the European Union, totalling 40 per cent of all EU citizens – around 200 million people. By looking at the pages you like and the things you click, Facebook can infer your sexual orientation, religion and political leanings,