In a recent declaration, Damian Collins, member of the Parliament and chairman for the house of the commons, disclosed that Facebook knew more than it should have.
With his revelation, the statesman indicated several links between the social network giant and Russian conspirers.
“We have followed this court case in America and we believed these documents contained answers to some of the questions we have been seeking about the use of data, especially by external developers”
The documents seized by the UK Parliament reportedly contained an E-mail, which was part of Facebook’s internal communication, and was sent out by a Facebook engineer. Presently, this piece of communication has become the genesis of several theories.
Facebook linked with Russia
Collins had recently seized sensitive documents from the controversial social network giant. Apparently, these documents have given the UK Authorities a reason to believe that Facebook was well aware of Russian data harvesting since 2014.
It may be recollected that during the 2016 political campaign in the US, Facebook was in limelight for running Russian ads.
Facebook Accuses the Bikini-App Developer
Presently, FaceBook’s Head Mark Zuckerberg, who has stayed away from the UK Parliamentary authorities, has alleged said Ted Kramer, the Litigating App Developer has long since been devising ways to leak these documents that were sealed by the California Court.
Facebook accused Kramer stating that
“In sum, a coordinated effort by Mr. Kramer and his counsel to invite a foreign committee to issue a non-voluntary order in conflict with this court’s orders without giving this court or Facebook notice”
The data seized by the UK Parliament, reportedly suggests that Facebook considered selling user data sometime between 2012 and 2014 when it was brainstorming ideas to increase its revenues.
Meanwhile, Richard Allan, Head of Policy, for Facebook was grilled on the basis of these documents and its revelations. This included the Russian data harvesting, influencing the US Election Campaign and allegations of having considered selling the data of its users.