The Sony messages included critical remarks about movie stars and others in the entertainment industry. "AggregateIQ works in full compliance within all legal and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions where it operates". Sandberg insisted that facebook does not sell or give away users' personal details to advertisers, but maintained that the company's business depends on that data, and on using that data to target ads at users. Last year Facebook-owned WhatsApp added the ability for you to delete your messages.
Facebook has claimed that most of the affected users more than 70 million are based out of the United States.
It turns out that there is a Facebook Messenger unsend feature - but only Facebook elite have access to it.
Sandberg said Facebook also should have been more proactive in dealing with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook's subsidiary and instant messaging platform WhatsApp rolled out a similar feature called "Delete for everyone" in November 2017.
"Facebook never publicly disclosed the removal of messages from users' inboxes, nor privately informed the recipients".
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The statement continued, "This may take some time".
Perhaps the announcing the unsend feature is a way to soften the severity of deleting messages from users conversations without consent or notice by making it look like they were testing the feature.
"We should have done this sooner ... and we're sorry that we did not", the spokesperson said.