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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Facebook knows an awful lot about us. We supply them with tons of information about our lives, our families, our whereabouts, and our preferences. You can find out how to go onto a page in Facebook to see what they’re telling advertisers about you. There’s even a category where they’ve determined what your political party is even if you’ve never done a single political post. (They’ve determined this based on your activity.) I checked out my Ad Preferences page and was pretty surprised at what they’ve determined I like.

Go to your Settings by clicking on the upside down triangle on the far right at the top. Select “Ad” from the far left towards the bottom of the list. This will bring you to your ad preferences page. Under the “Your Information” area, you can click on “your categories” to see how Facebook categorizes you politically.

To find out more about what Facebook knows about you, click here.