Fact Check: What Mark Zuckerberg Said About Facebook, Privacy and Russia

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Fact Check: What Mark Zuckerberg Said About Facebook, Privacy and Russia
The fine print may have told users that their data could be used for commercial purposes, according to a draft of the app’s terms of service
that was reviewed by The Times, and which was shown to Mr. Zuckerberg by Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut.
Those who downloaded the app from Mr. Kogan, however, believed they were taking a personality quiz for academic purposes and did not know
that their data would end up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.
Several people who used the app told The Times that they were not aware that it had harvested their data.
Tuesday was the first time that Mr. Zuckerberg cited 2016 as the date when the company identified new operations linked to the election.
Studies and surveys have shown that most people click agree to terms and conditions without actually reading them.
By Sheera Frenkel and Linda Qiu
Here are some of Mr. Zuckerberg’s claims, as well as some claims from the lawmakers, which we fact checked.
The final wording of the terms of service for Mr. Kogan’s app is now most likely unknowable.
— Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa
This comparison is misleading.

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