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There are plenty of very good reasons Facebook users should be extremely sceptical of the information the social media platform collects about them following years of data and privacy scandals.

But even as the company continues to push its “transparency” narrative, many of its users still do not understand how their information is being used by the company, and specifically with regard to targeted advertising, a Pew Research Center survey has found.

Americans have soured on Facebook in the past year, as more people come to terms with the toxic role that the social media platform plays in their lives. A new Pew Research Center survey shows that a large percentage of the US population has taken extended breaks from Facebook in the past year, with 26 per cent of American users saying that they’ve deleted the app from their phones completely.