Facebook has seemingly tried to make profit off user’s data by giving access to the companies that share a friendly bond with the company as revealed by the leaked documents. Thousands of internal documents and emails have been leaked online by the investigative officer that reveals the truth of the company. However, Facebook has denied these allegations by saying that these documents paints an unbalanced picture and reveals the half situation.
Letitia James who is the New York State attorney general is leading a bipartisan investigation with 46 other state attorneys general. According to her, the attorneys general were concerned that “Facebook may have put consumer data at risk, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices and increased the price of advertising”, and that they would leave no stone unturned.
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Investigative reporter Campbell has these documents since April but recently he has decided to put everything on display to show the real face of Facebook. Campbell said on Twitter: “I am putting the full leaked documents into the public domain so that regulators, litigants can have fullest possible information. Last week, I arranged for copies to go to US Congress, to help the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.”
As reported by NBC “In some cases, Facebook would reward favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users. In other cases, it would deny user-data access to rival companies or apps”. Lawmakers are currently studying these documents and trying to get the truth about the whole situation.