By Josh King, Buzz60
A Facebook spokesperson accidentally sent an email to a Buzzfeed reporter providing some insight into the company's thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump's plan for a Muslim registry.
Buzzfeed reports the spokesperson intended to send the email to a co-worker and instead sent this message to the reporter....
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"Happy to talk to her off record about why this is attacking a straw man. Also I heard back from her that she may or may not write an additional piece depending on what response she gets from companies. So sounds like not making any stmt on record is the way to go."
The topic of tech companies assisting in the data collecting of has been discussed before, with companies like Twitter, Google and Pandora among other saying they would not assist in the creation of a registry.
However, the possibility of a registry remains real, with Reuters reporting that Trump's immigration policy group could reinstate the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System.
After a delay in response, a Facebook spokesperson did tell Buzzfeed that "No one has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we would not do so."