Facebook docs seized by DCMS in Cambridge Analytica investigation

Facebook Is in Trouble

The documents were obtained by Six4Three through legal processes in the U.S., after the company took legal action against Facebook.

The company alleged that the social media giant used a "range of methods" to collect user information such as text messages and location data along with misleading privacy and data controls.

"We have asked the DCMS committee to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook".

Zuckerberg refused to comply so "it's understood he was escorted to parliament" where "he was told he risked fines and even imprisonment if he didn't hand over the documents".

"The committee used a parliamentary order to obtain documents that could be highly relevant to the inquiry", a spokesperson for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee told NBC News.

Allan was responding to Canadian lawmaker Charlie Angus, who said the social media giant has "lost the trust of the worldwide community to self-police", and that lawmakers have to start looking at ways to hold the company accountable.

But Mr Collins says he may make them public anyway - because he is protected by parliamentary privilege. "And it has not answered our questions about who knew what, when with regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal", he said.

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He noted during a campaign stop earlier Monday that he had crossed the "party chasm" to endorse the re-election of Republican Gov. Cindy Hyde-Smith leading in the only poll since the primary election over Democrat and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.

The British Parliament has seized internal Facebook documents in an unusual attempt to address questions the government feels the company has been avoiding.

A BRITISH MP today claimed Facebook knew about potentially malicious Russian activity in 2014, long before such activity becomes public, during a parliamentary hearing where global lawmakers grilled the company.

Taking on the American courts, using arcane procedures that have not been employed in living memory and getting involved in a case where a plaintiff seems to be arguing that Facebook was too strict about the use of data certainly seems risky.

Committee Chairman Damian Collins tweeted on Sunday that it has "received the documents it ordered from Six4Three relating to Facebook".

For two years Facebook has been rocked by crises involving covert Russian propaganda, the mishandling of millions of users' personal information and the hiring of a public relations firm that had what one former employee called an "in-house fake news shop".

What next? The committee will instead grill Facebook's public policy VP Richard Allan tomorrow, November 27, during a hearing focused on misinformation and data privacy. "We have no further comment".

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