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 t…
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, which is investigating Facebook, show how the company gave certain companies special access to user data. Among those receiving favored access were Airbnb, Lyft, Netflix and Bumble, while the documents show that Facebook also pointedly denied data access to some competitors, like Vine.
“Facebook have clearly entered into whitelisting agreements with certain companies, which meant that after the platform changes in 2014/15 they maintained full access to friends data,” Committee Chair Damian Collins said in a summary of the documents.

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