Internal European Commission documents reveal Facebook pushed back against regulations in the EU, Politico reports. The documents were obtained by Corporate Europe Observatory and were dated from 2015 to early 2018. The records show Facebook met with several commission officials over the years to voice their issues with privacy laws and rules on the responsibility for illicit content uploaded to online platforms. At least one member of the European Parliament, Dutch Liberal MEP Marietje Schaake, took issue with the efforts, saying "the consistent message [from the company] has been that regulation would stifle information. This is a losing strategy in Brussels." Facebook, however, has publicly voiced its support of regulation over the past year. Meanwhile, advocacy groups have pushed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook over privacy violations.
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