Global leaders, with the United States in the lead, need to continue to hold Mark Zuckerberg to account in official forums. If he is serious about solving Facebook's problems, the tech executive needs to stop avoiding them.
Several MEPs blamed the meeting's format for the lack of answers. After nearly an hour of questioning, Zuckerberg was left with about 25 minutes to selectively answer them. He gave away little and promised to provide more details in writing.
During Congressional hearings this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to dedicate more resources to moderate hate speech and other content. But some digital rights activists in Myanmar, where the platform has been used to incite ethnic violence, say Facebook is not doing enough.
Despite the scandal, most millennials have indicated they will not be deleting their Facebook accounts. However, 41 percent of the 18-29 age group surveyed in the CBS News poll said they will be sharing less personal content online.
During the five-hour hearing, US lawmakers questioned Zuckerberg on the company’s troubles abroad, as well as whether the company plans to use forthcoming European regulations on data protections as a global standard across its platforms.
Facebook said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
Facebook hit massive protests when they changed their terms of service to indicate that they owned all content posted on their site. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, ended up announcing a return to its previous terms of service.
Newark Public Schools, which have been rated the worst in the country, have been given an infusion of $100 million from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The gift is a bonanza, but it is also highlights a school system in dire need.
The story of Mark Zuckerberg's brainchild resonates with both tech entrepreneurs and mainstream audiences. Takeaway digital editor Jim Colgan followed 300 such techies, who rented out their own movie theater in Midtown Manhattan, to find out why.
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