Number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of 2nd quarter 2017 (in millions)

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Number of users in millions
Q1
'10
130
Q2
'10
137
Q3
'10
144
Q4
'10
154
Q1
'11
163
Q2
'11
169
Q3
'11
176
Q4
'11
179
Q1
'12
183
Q2
'12
186
Q3
'12
189
Q4
'12
193
Q1
'13
195
Q2
'13
198
Q3
'13
199
Q4
'13
201
Q1
'14
202
Q2
'14
204
Q3
'14
206
Q4
'14
208
Q1
'15
210
Q2
'15
213
Q3
'15
217
Q4
'15
219
Q1
'16
222
Q2
'16
226
Q3
'16
229
Q4
'16
231
Q1
'17
234
Q2
'17
236
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This statistic gives information on the number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of the second quarter of 2017. During the most recently reported period, the social network had 236 million monthly active users in the two North American markets.


Facebook user data – additional information

Facebook’s data use policy or privacy policy as it is also known, highlights the company’s guidelines concerning user privacy, information and how they are likely to be used. It also highlights the difference between public and private data and the websites and third part apps which are integrated into its services.
Federal agencies and governments have the right to request user data from Facebook. This issue was highlighted in late 2014, when Facebook came under attack from the British press for not releasing relevant information on the men responsible for the supposed pre planned murder on the British soldier Lee Rigby. The number of user data requests from Facebook was recorded in the first six months of 2016. During that period, agencies and governments in the United States made 23,854 requests. This figure was higher than any other country. In comparison, officials in Belgium only made 420 user data requests.

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