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Facebook would not ‘proactively’ provide data to immigration officials to help identify threats, Zuckerberg says

Facebook would not “proactively” provide data on new entrants to the United States to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help the organization identify threats, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday.

“We would not proactively do that,” Zuckerberg told Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono.

Hirono asked him about handing over data that would help ICE determine a person’s likelihood of committing a crime after arriving in the U.S., part of a Trump administration directive on “extreme vetting.”

He added that Facebook cooperates with law enforcement if they become aware of an “imminent threat of harm,” in which case the company will reach out to law enforcement. Zuckerberg also said Facebook complies with subpoenas and data requests the company deems to be lawful.


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