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Newsbeat listeners get chance to question Facebook

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Listeners to BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra's Newsbeat are getting a rare chance to question Facebook executives in London this week.

It's thought the data of up to 87 million people worldwide was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, apologised and said the company has "made mistakes" and said there'd been a "breach of trust".

There've also been questions about how Facebook polices what its users see - whether that's fake news or graphic images.

Of course, many users worry about their safety too.

Only last week, the Commander of London's Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, said she wanted social media companies to improve information sharing with police. It was after the mother of a murdered schoolgirl criticised Facebook for not sharing the password of a suspect.

Are you aged 18-30 and want to ask Facebook something? Send your question to us:

The Q&A is with a live audience and will be shown live on the BBC Newsbeat Facebook page at 18:30 on Thursday. Highlights will air on the BBC News Channel this weekend.

Facebook is holding an outreach event in central London later this week to meet some of its users.

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