CNN: UK Parliament Calls Facebook a ‘Digital Gangsters’

‘Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like digital gangsters in the online world’

EXCERPT:

GOLD:" Yeah, Erica, this report was really scathing about specifically Facebook although, as you noted, it had to deal with social media and disinformation, Facebook was the main target of this 18-month long investigation by a U.K. parliamentary committee. They did dozens of hearings and they tried to get Mark Zuckerberg to show up several times and he has so far refused to the point that actually the chair of this committee told me that if Mark Zuckerberg steps foot in the United Kingdom, they will subpoena him to come before them. What they found in this investigation is also having to do with some internal e-mails they obtained between Facebook executives and those e-mails they say show them just what they believe is the disregard Facebook had for user data and user privacy. Let me read to you a little bit about what they said in the report. They said, 'Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like digital gangsters in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law.'”

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