(ANSA) – Facebook's Managing Director Mark Zuckerberg oversees plans to consolidate social networking and controlling competitors by treating their users as a "chip" while publicly announcing to protect them. .
This is revealed on 4000 pages of company's printed documents covering the period from 2011 to 2015, which was exclusively received by the NBC Nevs channel. Documents, including e-mails, webcams, presentations, tables, and meeting summaries, show how Zuckerberg, together with his management board and his management team, has found ways to access the amount of Facebook data users, including information about friends, relationships, and photos, as an advantage over the companies with which it was connected.
In some cases, Facebook will reward your favorite companies by allowing them to access their users' data. In other cases, it will prohibit access to user data from competing companies or applications.
For example, Facebook gave Amazon a broader access to its user database because it invested money in advertising on the social network to launch its Fire smart phone. In the second case, Facebook has discussed the discontinuation of access to data for its users for a messaging application that has become too popular and considered by competitors, according to documents.
Private communication between users is "all the more important", said Zuckerberg in an interview with the New York Times for 2014. "All we can do to make people feel more comfortable is really good."
However, documents show that behind the scenes, unlike Facebook's public statements, the company has several ways to require third-party applications to compensate Facebook for access to its users, including direct payment, spending on advertising and data sharing.
While it's not unusual for companies that work together to share information about their customers, Facebook has access to confidential data that many other companies do not own. In the end, the documents stand out, the social network has decided not to sell the data directly, but to distribute it to application developers who are considered Zuckerberg's personal "friends" or who make money on Facebook and share their valuable information.
Facebook has denied that it has granted preferential treatment to developers or partners due to advertising costs or relationships with executives.