Twitter in the United States must pay a US $150 million fine after law enforcement officials accused it of illegally using users’ data to help sell targeted ads.

Court documents showed the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, and the Department of Justice say Twitter violated an agreement it had with regulators.

Twitter had vowed to not give personal information like phone numbers and email addresses to advertisers.

Federal investigators say the social media company broke those rules.

Twitter was fined £400,000 pounds in December 2020 for breaking Europe’s data privacy rules.