Is Facebook denying to be a social media company?

Facebook is currently under a lawsuit by the attorney general of District of Columbia. During the trial, the Mark Zuckerberg led company is adversely defending itself that it is basically claiming not to be a social media platform at all.

A lawsuit was filed against the leading social network in December by the DC attorney general, Karl Racine, that stated Facebook is violating the DC consumer protection law. Facebook spent the last six months trying to get the case dismissed. However, the federal judge rejected the company’s appeal and ordered for the case to move forward.

Therefore, Facebook submitted its response, which denies all the allegations in the lawsuit including basic statements of its operation.

According to Arstechnica, in paragraph 11, the Racine says that to use the social media network, the user has to create an account and add other Facebook using consumers as friends to build their network.

In their response, Facebook denies the allegations in paragraph 11. It also refuses to admit that it collects, records, or maintains any users data or activity or that it had anything to do with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It also denies all descriptions in the lawsuit that states how the users interact with the app and even the fact that approximately 290,000 US-based consumers utilize its app.

Unfortunately, the neglect to admit such standard statements by the company will prove to be less than ideal for Mark Zuckerberg and his company, as they have publicly spoken about these details in the past. In fact, Facebook has publicly admitted that data of over 87 million users were improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Seems like Mark Zuckerberg is receiving all the ‘bad’ publicity for some – wrong and right reasons. Check out the complaint by the District of Columbia government here.


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