Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has hit back at a UK parliamentary committee after confidential emails between senior executives were published by a fake news inquiry. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee on Wednesday accused Facebook of cutting deals with some app developers to give them more access to data, while icing out others that it viewed as potential rivals. The confidential documents were brought to light by US software company Six4Three, which were gathered as part of a legal case against the social network. A 250-page cache by the committee set out a number of key issues, including the company’s handling of user data and details of how it provided some companies with access to data on users’ friends despite changes in 2015 to end such practices. Internal emails between chief executive Mr Zuckerberg and vice president Justin Osofsky dating back to January 24, 2013, show that the Facebook co-founder green-lit removing some rivals’ access to the social network, meaning Twitter could no longer allow people to find friends on its Vine video app. Facebook said the documents are misleading and that the information they contain is “only part of the story,” adding: “Like any business, we had many internal conversations about… Read full this story
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