Facebook’s fate now involves controversies that have ignited after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. Following all the data-breach issues, Facebook could now land up in a new one — courtesy — Mark Zuckerberg’s old emails.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s employees (close to the matter) have found old emails that suggest that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was aware of the problematic privacy practices.
While the content of the emails could not be accessed, the controversial emails could cause the social networking site problems with the ongoing FTC (Federal Trade Commission) probe. Additionally, the company is likely to face public relations issues as well that could lead to a deterioration of Facebook’s image.
For those who don’t know, the FTC has been investigating Facebook for all the data breaches the company has been a part of, which involves the allegation of FB sharing users’ data with Cambridge Analytica without users’ knowledge.
Furthermore, Facebook has been trying to speed up the FTC probe process and has suggested that it has been cooperating with all the necessary stuff the FTC has asked for. Facebook is also ready to pay $5 million in compensation to the FTC.
However, there is no confirmation on whether or not the emails are linked with Facebook’s practices that violated user privacy.
For the unaware, Facebook has revealed that it collected around 187,000 users’ data via its now-dead Research app.
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