Facebook has been on target for some time. The means of social networking was widely accused of failing to do enough to prevent the spread of misinformation during 2016's presidential election and several high-ranking supporters have withdrawn their investments.
And its critics will probably be shocked when they learn how much data the platform maintains for its users. You can access the Facebook file for you by following the steps below:
- Go to Facebook and select them Settings
- Click on “Download a copy of the data to Facebook"
- Click on “Download file”And wait for Facebook to email you a copy of your file.
Those who have downloaded their file confirm that it was a strange experience. The file contains information about when it became a member of the platform, contains old photos and messages from old conversations.
Some of the other information that the file reveals is:
Conversation - A history of the chats you had in the chat (a complete history is available directly from your inbox).
Check-ins - The places where you have checked in.
Credit cards - If you are shopping on Facebook (eg in applications) and you have given your credit card number.
Face recognition data - A unique number based on a comparison of the photos you have highlighted. Uses this data to help others point you to their photos.
IP addresses - A list of IP addresses to which you have logged in to your Facebook account (will not include all IP addresses as they are deleted according to the retention schedule).
Phone numbers - Mobile numbers you have added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you have added for security reasons.
Political Views- Any information you have added to Political Views in the Timeline Information section.
Searches - Searches you have performed.