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Confidential Facebook emails suggest uncertain data exchanges with Netflix and Tinder

December 05, 2018 / Rebecca Stewart

Internal, and confidential, Facebook documents containing revelations around how the business agreed to hand over data to household brands despite it being unclear whether there was any user consent to do so have been published by the UK government. As part of an ongoing inquiry into fake news and the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the department for culture, media, and sport (DCMS) has shared excerpts from sensitive exchanges between Facebook execs and companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Lyft and dating apps Tinder and Badoo. Around 250 pages have been published, some of which are marked as being 'highly confidential'. Facebook has opposed their publication, saying they were "only part of the story" and were presented in a way that was "very misleading".