After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook needs to raise its reputation and regain the trust of its users.

How to do it? Turning them into paid detective.

Today, in fact, the social network has launched Data Abuse Bounty, an initiative focused on the protection of information through the direct involvement of people.

Zuckerberg's company will pay anyone who can provide legitimate proof of applications that attempt to collect and transfer information from FB users for sale or use for fraud or political influence.

“We committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of our efforts to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information” - the company said in a statement - “The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing Bug Bounty Program that we use to uncover and address security issues, will help us identify violations of our policies. We’ll review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when we identify a credible threat to people’s information,” the company went on to add. “If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary. We’ll pay the person who reported the issue, and we’ll also alert those we believe to be affected.”

The new "detectives" will be rewarded up to $ 40,000, depending on the impact of each relationship.

Is it a good idea or an attempt to bland corruption?