Meta criticised for sharing Facebook users’ messages with Netflix

In Tech
April 03, 2024


Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is facing backlash via social media amid claims it shared users’ private messages with Netflix.

Documents in a lawsuit filed against Meta in the US on Tuesday said the company allegedly granted Netflix access to private messages of Facebook users for about a decade.

The revelation sparked outrage online about the sharing of Facebook users’ messages with Netflix, following reports of a deal worth several hundred million dollars between Meta and the streaming company.

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, expressed astonishment on X.

But Meta’s Communications Director Andy Stone clarified on X that private messages were not shared with Netflix.

Stone said the agreement between Netflix and Meta allowed users to share content they watched directly from the Netflix app with their Facebook friends and he emphasized that such agreements are common in the industry.

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