On Wednesday, during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Ben Lujan (D-NM) revealed the number of data points that Facebook has on both users and non-users of the social media platform.
"On average, how many data points does Facebook have on each Facebook user?" Lujan asked Zuckerberg.
"I do not know off the top of my head," Zuckerberg replied.
Lujan then revealed that Facebook has tens of thousands of data points on those who use the platform as well over a thousand data points on those who do not even use Facebook.
"So the average for non-Facebook platforms is 1,500. It’s been reported that Facebook has as many as 29,000 data points for an average user," Lujan replied.
Lujan's response referenced a 2016 report from far-left group ProPublica which said, "In total, we collected more than 52,000 unique attributes that Facebook has used to classify users."