Fake news inquiry: Facebook questioned by MPs from around the world - live updates
Rolling updates as representatives from nine parliaments question the social media company, who refused to send CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Collins moves on, asking if Facebook created a “whitelist” of developers that continued to have full access to user data after the company changed its policy in 2014.
Allan explains that “some developers needed additional time, and we gave them that time where we thought it was justified.”
Collins says Facebook has a “consistent pattern” of failing to disclose relevant information to public hearings, citing, as an example, the fact that the company didn’t tell Parliament about Russian activity when it asked, leaving Parliament to find out through media reports.
Allan: “Once we’ve investigated, and confirmed, such reports, we publish them. Over the last few months, we’ve published several reports about attempts by Russian and Iranian operatives to spread false information on Facebook.”