I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Yesterday, December 5th 2018, U.K. lawmaker Damian Collins released the entire trove of Facebook documents seized as a result of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal and subsequent investigation, 250 pages in total. Among other things, the documents are said to detail Facebook‘s strategy/tactics when competing with other Apps or social platforms online, as well as how the company was known to White-list or protect the data from high paying companies/customers, whilst simultaneously exposing/exploiting the data of others.
Despite months of investigation, UK’s Parliament maintains that they have not been getting “straight answers” from Mark Zuckerberg or his company, which is why the decided to release the documents to the public this week – to step up public pressure on the company. Perhaps more importantly, the documents were also released as to give US authorities a chance to look over the information for themselves, especially considering that tens of millions of American voters were the ones implicated in the 2018 Cambridge Analytica data breach. If US authorities deem necessary, Facebook could face serious fines from the Federal Trade Commission in the near future- though that still remains to be seen.
For now, you have equal opportunity to view the documents in live time just as our own Government does – and honestly, how rare of an opportunity is that? This is why, along with UK’s Parliament, so too is Rogue Media Labs publishing the documents.
Download The Documents for Yourself: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/culture-media-and-sport/Note-by-Chair-and-selected-documents-ordered-from-Six4Three.pdf
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