The Facebook company admitted that advertisers used the category of interests «high treason». The RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan writes on Twitter today.
«Facebook still have admitted that advertisers used the category of interests «high treason». That is, a person designated a state treasurer in the sphere of his interests on Facebook and this data was passed on to advertisers for targeting,» the message says.
According to her, the company responded to an RT request. It is noted that this category was used infrequently. However, no specific data on Facebook is reported.
«Well, how did Facebook confess? Our query was answered that the category was used «extremely infrequently». And no specifics — who, why and when — not reported. Facebook itself before this called the figure: 65 thousand Russians who were «interested in state treasury.» We asked Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others to comment on the situation. Zero result, «Simonyan explained.