Dem lawmaker: ‘Looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress’
A Democratic congressman hammered Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, following a report that the company is sharing large amounts of its users’ data with other companies.
“Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have ‘complete control’ over who sees our data on Facebook,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) tweeted on Sunday. “This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable,” the top Democrat on the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee continued. Sure looks like Zuckerberg lied to Congress about whether users have “complete control” over who sees our data on Facebook. This needs to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable. t.co/rshBsxy32G
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) June 4, 2018
Cicilline’s tweet came in response to a Sunday New York Times story that detailed “far-reaching data partnerships” Facebook has established with roughly 60 device manufacturers, including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung over the last decade. The partnerships allowed device makers to obtain Facebook user data like relationship status, religion and political leanings from users and also allowed for the sharing of the data of users’ Facebook friends.
Facebook had started to end these partnerships in April, according to the story.
The report raises questions over whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it would not override users privacy settings without first getting their expressed consent.
The FTC is:
Governments built on lies cannot stand forever, and just like Kevein Spacey “House of Cards” cancelled after the truth came out, what will Facebook fans do? Can the truth be overlooked?
“Facebook is part of the CIA” “Amazing”
Secret societies in plain sight, and history that keeps telling the truth. How many organizations that exist today on American tax dollars, really do something good for the people and the world. Enough time has past and history is revealing the answers.