Facebook is currently under a lot of pressure regarding the social network’s misuse of user data. Interestingly, a recent report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Mark Zuckerberg knew about the company’s potential abuse of user data all along. However, Facebook has since then claimed Zuckerberg was unaware of the incidents which has brought the network under scrutiny in recent years.
The report by The Wall Street Journal has cited a source who claimed that Zuckerberg raised concerns over a third-party app which was capable of accessing users’ information which means he was aware of the problems. Most importantly, the source claimed that the company had uncovered emails which would prove the claims.
Shortly after the report, the social network released a statement denying the claim. In the press release, a company representative said, “At no point did Mark or any other Facebook employee knowingly violate the company’s obligations under the FTC consent order nor do any emails exist that indicate they did.”
In case you aren’t aware, back in 2012, Federal Trade Commission required Facebook to change its policies as the social network was required to get the user consents regarding usage of their data.
This latest news comes as the company is currently under investigations regarding its roles during the last U.S. presidential election.