Facebook US users still loyal to the social network, research reveals

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The Reuters/Ipsos poll adds to other indications that Facebook has so far suffered no ill effects from the episode, other than a public relations headache. The case may only cover one person - but if Carroll gets his way, that means up to 240 million other US users could demand to see the personal information Cambridge Analytica has been storing through the UK's legal process, The Guardian reports. A plurality of respondents, 38 percent, said they've "never stopped using a social media platform" after they've begun using it, according to the poll.

Some 64% percent said they used Facebook at least once a day, down slightly from the 68% recorded in a similar poll in late March, soon after the Cambridge Analytica story broke.

The UK privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all its information on an American academic, including details of how it obtained his data and what it was used for.

Facebook, which has over 2 billion monthly active users, depends on its users spending significant amounts of time on the service, which is roughly 90 percent supported by ad revenue.

"I have yet to read an article that says a single person has been harmed by the breach", he said.

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The vast majority of Facebook's US users have stayed loyal to the social network following recent revelations of personal data-harvesting by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

A Cambridge Analytica sign is pictured at the entrance of the building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London on 21 March 2018. "Nobody's outraged on a visceral level", Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities told Reuters.

Despite their understanding of Facebook's privacy settings, only 23 per cent of its users said they have "total control" over the information they store on the platform. While all wrongdoings by the massive data firm have been denied, it has been alleged that the firm illegally collected data generated from a quiz taken by Facebook users. Among Twitter users, this was 55% and 58%, while for Instagram users, it was 60% and 65%.

But after Facebook rallied following blow-out first-quarter earnings, sentiment on the stock seems to have turned around.

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