Apr 24, 2018

'Facebook in PR crisis mode', says academic at heart of row

The academic at the centre of the Facebook data scandal has said the social network is in full-on "PR crisis mode". The academic was being questioned over his role in the data harvesting row by members of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. "Initially the conversations with SCL were about consulting services, survey designs and the interest in Facebook data grew out of that," he said. "Facebook has called your company a scam and a fraud. Is it not odd that they employ someone who by their admission has violated the platform's policies?" asked committee chairman Damian Collins. On Thursday, Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will be questioned by the committee.

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