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Facebook data scandal 'hit 87 million users' not 50 million

 
Facebook's data leak scandal is turning out to be much larger than initially thought.
 
The social network giant is now saying that data from 87 million users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica -a British consultancy accused of trying to influence elections for Donald Trump.
 
The figure is up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
 
Facebook announced the revised number in a blog post on Wednesday, adding that it will restrict the data it allows outsiders to access on its users.
The revelation comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify in Congress next Wednesday over the issue.
 
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