07. December 2018 08:18 IST
A British parliamentary committee examined whether the social media giant was used to manipulate the election results and published 250 pages of internal Facebook documents.
They show executives discussing large companies, such as Netflix was given preferential access to user data, even after Facebook tightened its 201
Zuckerberg was in an e-mail exchange from 2012 in which he brought the sale of information to developers in mind.
filed a lawsuit against Facebook filed by American app developer Six4Three in California.
They were sealed by the President However, the judge was seized by the British Committee last month under an unprecedented parliamentary enforcement procedure.
Zuckerberg said he wrote because he did not want the emails to "misrepresent our actions or motives."
We had a lot of internal discussions in each organization, and people had different ideas, "Zuckerberg said in a message posted on Facebook.
He did not directly address Facebook's obvious decision to use some of the world's most popular apps give special access to friends lists and other personal information that many people want to keep private.
"Ultimately, we chose a model where we could continue to make the developer platform available for free and developers could choose to show ads Zuckerberg wrote  but he added: "To put it bluntly, that's different from selling people's data. We never sold anyone's data. "
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"We need a more public debate on the rights of social media users and the smaller companies that need to work with technology giants," he wrote in a Twitter post Zuckerberg neither condemned the publication of the emails nor threatened any reciprocal action against Collins.
"I understand that our system is being scrutinized very carefully," wrote Zuckerberg.  9004] "That's healthy given the large numbers of people who use our services around the world."