Facebook Docs Seized

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 25 Nov 2018
UPDATED: 6:43 PM 25 Nov 2018

UK Parliament Physically Seized Documents Facebook Was Trying To Hide

Using a California ‘order,’ the mega-social media outlet tried to prevent disclosure of its illegal data collection activities, but the UK Parliament circumvented it a took them anyway.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't wield the same power overseas that he does in the U.S. and the recent document seizure shows that. (Image credit, YouTube)

Using a rare procedure, the UK Parliament physically collected internal Facebook documents concerning the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The documents allegedly include “significant revelations” about the dastardly decisions that made it possible for Facebook to harvest data and then sell it to the highest bidder.

Although many people are sickened by the fact that an international body could physically take something that belonged to an American company, the ‘victim’ here is getting little sympathy.

For too long, many people agree, Facebook has become a wealthy powerhouse of thought control, and any system of justice that can put a hamper on the massive orchestration of opinion the leftist platform wields is fine with them.

The paper reported MP Damian Collins, the chair of Parliament’s Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee “acted after Facebook officials have repeatedly refused to make Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg available to testify before the body regarding the scandal.

“At the end of October, UK regulators issued a £500,000 fine against the company, which has said that it will appeal.”

Global officials used a procedure to summon the founder of app developer Six4Three.

In a current lawsuit against the social media giant, they say Facebook used a “range of methods” to “collect information about users — such as location data and text messages — with misleading privacy and data controls.

While Facebook said claims that the case has “no merit,” it used California laws to shield court documents.

“When Six4Three’s founder arrived in London, Parliamentary officials moved to seize the documents, sending a Parliamentary Serjeant at Arms to his hotel with an order to turn over the documents.”

After he refused, he was “escorted to parliament” and threatened with fines and jail time if he didn’t comply.

“The documents in question reportedly contain e-mails between senior Facebook officials, including Zuckerberg that Six4Three obtained during the discovery process of their suit against the social media company.

“They reportedly detail what Facebook knew regarding its privacy policies. Six4Three claims that Facebook deliberately created the loopholes that allowed data analytics firms like Cambridge Analytica to exploit the personal data of millions of users.”

In a statement, Facebook said “The materials obtained by the DCMS committee are subject to a protective order of the San Mateo Superior Court restricting their disclosure. We have asked the DCMS committee to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook.”

However, MP Ian Lucas replied, “Too late.”

To many people, the fact that Facebook is on the receiving end of punishment, after punishing so many people for simply reporting the news, seems like divine justice… even if it has happened at the hands of global ruling body.