January 19, 2022

Privacy: Social Media: U.S. Congress Members Want FTC To Investigate Facebook Tracking

Markey, Barton to FTC: Investigate Facebook Tracking

After recently published findings that Facebook had been gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out of Facebook, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the company’s practices in this area. Facebook has admitted to collecting information about its users even after its users had logged out.

Primary Document: Full Text of Markey and Barton Letter to FTC

See Also: “Lawmakers want FTC probe of Facebook” (via Politico)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.