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    More Facebook Scrutiny Over Preferential Data Sharing

    The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee released documents revealing that the platform gave particular businesses — including Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix — special access to user data while denying it to competitors like Vine. While the 250-page records trove didn’t show the social network was selling users’ data, it includes executive emails detailing Facebook’s strategy of “whitelisting” companies in their data access. Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, a Facebook spokesperson said “the facts are clear: We’ve never sold people’s data.”

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