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Facebook Has Set Up NGOs and Academics to Lobby for Internet Control Bill



Owner of the largest social networks in the world, Facebook did lobby for the approval bill of the Control of the Internet – Civil Marco – during Dilma Administration without disclosing his name. There was joint action by the company with NGOs and academics with letters to congressmen.

According to documents obtained by Computer Weekly, analyzed by Duncan Campbell and to which Power360 had access, Facebook has targeted politicians from around the world to influence projects of their interest, particularly in data privacy laws.

The documents appear to be related to a lawsuit against Facebook filed by Six4Three, an application developer. The papers marked ” highly confidential ” indicate that FB COO (Chief Operating Officer) Sheryl Sandberg considered the European data protection legislation, also known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), to be detrimental to the company’s interests.

In a memo written after the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2013, there is a phrase attributed to Sandberg describing the ” hill-up battle ” that Facebook would face in Europe on the “front of data and privacy” and its ” critical ” efforts “To overturn” super-strict new laws. ”

The archives were shared with members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ). ICIJ’s partner, through its Drafting Director, Fernando Rodrigues, Poder360 analyzed data related to Brazil. This is what the Facebook document says about one of the company’s reserved actions in Brazil:

“We continue to promote advances in this important legislation in Brazil. This week, we worked with academics and NGOs to develop a letter, which will be sent to opponents of the bill and those undecided under pressure from the Motion Picture Association and telecommunications companies. The benefits of legislation and the incentive for Congress to advance the bill were highlighted. The letter was not signed by companies. Given the influence of academics and NGOs in Brazil, we hope it will help to substantially boost our efforts to push forward this legislation.”