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British lawmakers release internal Facebook documents

A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

(Reuters) – British lawmakers published a cache of internal Facebook Inc (FB.O) documents, which indicates that the social network gave certain companies special access to user data even after promising to limit such access for third-party apps.

The data, released on Wednesday, was obtained from Six4Three, an app developer that is currently in a legal dispute with Facebook.

“The documents Six4Three gathered for their baseless case are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

“We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends’ data with developers.”

(Corrects to fix syntax in headline)

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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