Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied that his company has sold user data to third-party developers after a British lawmaker disclosed internal Facebook emails alleging.
He said “We’ve never sold anyone’s data,” Zuckerberg said in response to British lawmaker Damian Collins, chairman of a British parliament committee tasked with probing disinformation and fake news, who released a trove of emails between Facebook and other tech companies on how user data could be accessed through the Facebook system. The emails were part of a lawsuit brought by app developer. Three against Facebook for cutting its access to Facebook user data.
He said, “It is not clear that there was any user consent for this, nor how Facebook decided which companies should be white listed or not,” Collins wrote in a note. In response, Facebook said in a statement that “the documents were selectively leaked to publish some, but not all, of the internal discussions at Facebook at the time of our platform changes.”