Tax filing websites sent Facebook financial information: Report

Tax filing websites sent Facebook financial information: Report
By: Fox News Posted On: November 23, 2022 Views: 40

Tax filing websites have reportedly been sending users’ financial information to Facebook. 

According to a new report from The Markup, the data was shared through widely used code called the Meta Pixel. 

The publication said it includes names, email addresses, filing status, refund amounts, dependents' college scholarship amounts, and information related to users' income. 

The Markup said the information sent to the social media giant can be used by the company for advertising algorithms and is gathered whether or not the person using the tax filing service has an account on Facebook or another Meta platform.

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