Natasha Lomas @riptari / 7 hours Facebook has denied contradicting itself in evidence to the UK parliament and a US public prosecutor. Yesterday Bloomberg obtained Facebook’s response to the committee. In their evidence, Facebook representatives truthfully answered questions about when the company first learned of Aleksandr Kogan / GSR’s improper transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica, which was in December 2015 through The Guardian’s reporting. We are aware of no evidence to suggest that Facebook learned any earlier of that improper transfer.
These are two different things and this is not new information.
Facebook ignored staff warnings about ‘sketchy’ Cambridge Analytica in September 2015
“As we have consistently stated to the Committee and elsewhere, we regularly take action against apps and developers who violate our policies. We therefore appropriately, and consistently with what we told the Committee, denied the allegation. So, turns out, Facebook was only flat denying some of the allegations in para 43 of the Washington, DC Attorney General’s complaint. “We will update the Committee as we publicly share additional information about that extensive effort,” says Stimson now.
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