'Extraordinarily sensitive" data about taxpayers shared with Facebook

Three large tax prep firms sent “extraordinarily sensitive” information on tens of millions of taxpayers to Facebook parent company Meta over the course of at least two years.

  • They say some of that data was then used by Meta to create targeted advertising to its own users, other companies, and to train Meta’s algorithms.
  • The firms in question are H&R Block, TaxAct and TaxSlayer shared with the social media giant, according to a report by congressional Democrats.

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