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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday denied that his company has sold user data to third-party developers after a British lawmaker disclosed internal Facebook emails alleging it had traded user privacy for its own growth, reports Xinhua.
“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 Facebook system. About 250 pages of the emails, with some marked “highly confidential,” suggest how Facebook executives including Zuckerberg made decisions about deals surrounding data access, including “whitelisting” some companies such as Netflix and Airbnb for using the private information of Facebook users.