U.K. parliament seizes documents as part of Facebook investigation

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By Saphora Smith and Olivia Solon

LONDON — British lawmakers have obtained documents that could be “highly relevant” to a parliamentary inquiry that has been looking into Facebook’s response to disinformation, a spokesperson told NBC News on Sunday.

The documents reportedly contain revelations Facebook has been fighting to keep out of the public domain relating to the company’s data and privacy policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, The Observer newspaper in London reported Saturday.

The Observer reported that the files, which it said include correspondence from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, were seized from the founder of a U.S. software company, Six4Three, which is engaged in legal action against the tech giant.

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