PressTV-Facebook confirms it gave users’ data to Chinese firms

Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, has confirmed that at least four Chinese firms have been granted limited access by the social media company to Facebook members’ data.

The Chinese firms, namely, Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO and TCL are among dozens of other companies worldwide that have access to some of Facebook users’ data, Facebook announced on Tuesday.

The announcement came after the New York Times reported on Sunday that Facebook had signed data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device-making companies worldwide, allowing them to have access to Facebook users’ data without obtaining explicit consent from the Facebook members.

After the New York Times report, members of the US Congress raised concerns about these agreement.

US Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, who asked Facebook if Huawei was among the companies that received user data, said in a statement that the House of Representatives…

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