Just hours after civil rights groups called on Facebook\u0026#039;s top executives to step down from the company\u0026#039;s board for allowing \u0022viral propaganda\u0022 and \u0022bigoted campaigns\u0022 to spread on the platform, demands for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to resign intensified after a bombshell New York Times report late Tuesday detailed a \u0022special arrangement\u0022 the social media behemoth had with tech corporations that gave them access to users\u0026#039; data and private messages without consent.\u0022Facebook is evil, folks.\u0022 —Jeet Heer, The New Republic\u0022An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph,\u0022 Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, wrote of the Times report, which is the latest in a long line of recent revelations about Facebook\u0026#039;s intrusive—and possibly illegal—data practices.Citing hundreds of pages of internal company records and interviews with dozens of former employees, the Times reported that \u0022Facebook allowed Microsoft\u0026#039;s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users\u0026#039; friends without consent\u0022 and \u0022gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users\u0026#039; private messages.\u0022Additionally, the Times found, Facebook \u0022permitted Amazon to obtain users\u0026#039; names and contact information through their friends, and it let Yahoo view streams of friends\u0026#039; posts as recently as this summer, despite public statements that it had stopped that type of sharing years earlier.\u0022\u0022Facebook is a public trust that has broken our trust,\u0022 wrote author and NBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas in response to the Times report. \u0022Mark Zuckerberg must resign now.\u0022The New Republic\u0026#039;s Jeet Heer added, \u0022Facebook is evil, folks.\u0022It’s worse than you thought.Facebook gave:-Microsoft names of users’ friends without consent-Netflix and Spotify got to read users’ private messages-Amazon got user contact info via friends.Big story from @gabrieldance @laforgia_ @nickconfessorehttps://t.co/GLF60DYaEf— Edmund Lee (@edmundlee) December 19, 2018This seems like the most explosive revelation here. People use Facebook messenger for all kinds of things they probably shouldn\u0026#039;t, but the reality is that this likely exposed tons of people\u0026#039;s super sensitive information. Info that could get people arrested, deported, stalked, etc https://t.co/wYxdW4Opbu— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) December 19, 2018In addition to being invasive, former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials to the Times that Facebook\u0026#039;s data-sharing \u0022partnerships\u0022 with other corporate giants may also violate federal law.\u0022This is just giving third parties permission to harvest data without you being informed of it or giving consent to it,\u0022 said David Vladeck, former head of the FTC\u0026#039;s consumer protection bureau. \u0022I don\u0026#039;t understand how this unconsented-to data harvesting can at all be justified under the consent decree.\u0022Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook, wholeheartedly agreed, declaring, \u0022I don\u0026#039;t believe it is legitimate to enter into data-sharing partnerships where there is not prior informed consent from the user.\u0022\u0022No one should trust Facebook until they change their business model,\u0022 McNamee concluded.