#Cyberculture agenda: Thanks to British Member of Parliament we learn more inside workings of Facebook – and not that good stuff at all…

Newly public documents provide a rare window into CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s thoughts on how to expand his social media juggernaut.

As part of its investigation of Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the British government seized a huge cache of the company‘s internal documents. Despite Facebook‘s best efforts, those documents are now online. And the picture they paint is not pretty. You can peruse all of the roughly 250 pages on Parliament’s website. While the whole thing is a fascinating read, here are a few highlights: Zuckerberg contemplated charging developers for user data as early as 2012, saying “…if we make it so devs can generate revenue for us in different ways, then it makes it more acceptable for…

Damian Collins chairs the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee; it was he who ordered the Parliamentary Serjeant at Arms to drag a visiting US tech executive named Ted Kramer out of his hotel to surrender his laptop to Parliament so they could see the internal Facebook documents that a US federal judge had ordered sealed.


Since the Cambridge Analytica revelations came to light earlier this year, there’s been quite a bit of scrutiny on what companies Facebook has given user data to. And now, documents released by the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee,
As expected, the UK Parliament has released a set of internal Facebook emails that were seized as part of its investigation into the company’s data-privacy practices. The 250-page document, which includes conversations between Facebook CEO Mark Zucke…

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