British Lawmakers Accuse Facebook Of ‘Intentionally’ Violating UK Privacy Laws
The report, published by the U.K. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Monday local time, suggested Facebook’s “handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, are prime and legitimate areas for inspection by regulators, and it should not be able to evade all editorial responsibility for the content shared by its users across its platforms.”
The report, which is 108 pages, also said Facebook was intentionally “starving” its competitors by limiting data access to those apps, as alleged in Six4Three’s lawsuit. Parliament should investigate whether Facebook is “unfairly using its dominant market position in social media to decide which business should succeed or fail,” according to the report.
Facebook has also been accused of spreading false claims during the 2016 U.S. election and the U.K. “Brexit” referendum on European Union membership.