Based on investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission twitterIt turned out that ‘s uses personal information in targeted advertising.
According to the claim made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), between May 2013 and September 2019, the phone numbers and email addresses that Twitter received from users for account security were used for targeted advertising.
In this regard, the company an earlier order has agreed to pay a $150 million penalty to settle the complaint filed by the FTC. Admitting its guilt, the social media giant also agreed to inform users that it misused the data it had acquired for security purposes.
There is also a notice on Twitter on the “Help Center” on the subject. published. In this statement, it was stated that as of September 17, 2019, security information was not used for targeted advertising, and under the agreement with the FTC on June 6, 2022, there will be no such thing. It is said that users do not need to do anything.