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Facebook reads my messages to show me ads and I have proof, scaring TikTok users

Is FACEBOOK scanning our text to show us personalized ads? That’s one TikTok user’s thoughts. This is the truth.

Facebook is no stranger to causing controversy, especially the kind of violation of user privacy.

One Tiktoker claims Facebook is scanning their text messages. Credit: TikTok

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One Tiktoker claims Facebook is scanning their text messages. Credit: TikTok

And a TikToker named Lila, who uses the “Ratatootle” controller, feels her privacy has indeed been invaded by the tech giant.

Lila shared her thoughts on a TikTok video, which she captioned, “Like [I know] Facebook is listening but now they’re reading my messages, I’m on it. ”

She started the post with an expression of displeasure, declaring “I’m done, I’m done with this.”

Lila, who appears to have been in her car for the duration of the video, then continues with an anecdote about updating her CV.

“Today, this morning, I texted my dad and I said ‘hey, I’m applying for an internship in DC’ and I’m sending some stuff around can you help me update my resume? my calendar doesn’t,” she said in the excerpt.

Shortly after that conversation, the woman said she received an email from a resume company she hadn’t spoken to in more than four years.

“I didn’t look up anything, I didn’t do anything, I texted my dad…the F***,” the woman exclaimed.

The post has received 1,352 likes and several comments since going live, with several commenters sharing similar stories.

While it’s no secret that Facebook stores our data, the social media company has clearly stated in the past that it doesn’t read our text messages.

However, it does collect our text messages (assuming you have given them consent) and automatically scans the content without actually accessing the text.

The Sun has reached out to Facebook for comment.

Facebook has been hit with a hot tub in the past regarding the violation of user privacy

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Facebook has been hit with a hot tub in the past regarding the violation of user privacy

In other news, Samsung is said to be killing off its beloved Note smartphone after more than a decade.

Apple has announced that it will allow customers to repair their own iPhones for the first time starting next year.

And the UK is battling a pandemic of hacking attacks targeting consumers and businesses, according to officials.

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Caroline Bleakley

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