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MPs release ‘secret’ Facebook e-mails

Neil Hodge | December 10, 2018

A U.K. Parliamentary Committee last week released 250 pages of e-mails that show that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives at the social media giant gave certain app developers special access to user data.

Members of Parliament also said the files showed that Facebook had deliberately made it “as hard as possible” for users of its Android app to be aware of privacy changes.

The e-mails were disclosed by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee as part of its inquiry into disinformation and “fake news.” A California court order had placed the documents under seal, but the DCMS published them under U.K. parliamentary privilege, believing them to be in the public interest.

On Twitter, Damian Collins MP, the chair of the committee,...

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