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Here's How to Find Out Exactly How Much Information Facebook Knows About You

Slightly terrifying.
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Levels of privacy on Facebook are always a bit of a tricky subject. It's not like you're going to be deleting your profile (you need to keep spying on everyone you hated at school), but the thought of social media keeping a close eye on you is always creepy.

But if you've ever wondered just exactly how much Facebook really knows about you, there's a few steps you can take to find out the real levels of info that they're passing onto advertisers.



Facebook gathers up various strains of information about its users and organizes it into 'Your categories'. Intrigued? Here's the steps you can follow to see everything in black and white.

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1| Click on the Privacy Shortcuts tab.

2| Click on More Settings.

3| Scroll to the bottom of the page and find Adverts

4| Under Ad Preferences click Your Information

5| Under Your Information, click Review and Manage Your Categories

And there you have it. A pretty extensive list of specific details which you probably didn't even know Facebook knew.

Needless to say, bit scary.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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