Amid the onslaught of controversies surrounding Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed in a Facebook post to make it his “personal challenge” in the new year to address and fix the book’s recent problems.
Seems like that goal should be implied for the founder of Facebook… but historically, Zuck’s yearly challenges have focused on other things like: traveling to every state he’s never been to, learning Mandarin, or building his own robot.
Over the past few years, the Facebook has become a breeding ground for #fakenews, ad fraud, and extremism.
Fake accounts, specifically made by Russia, exploited a major chink in Facebook’s armor, using it to target politically divisive ads, while some newer features, like Facebook Live, have fallen into malicious hands, sandblasting hate and violence into user eyeballs.
In his Facebook declaration, Zuck recognizes people have “lost faith” in Facebook’s creed to break down centralized power, and layed out his ever-vague plan to get “groups of experts together to discuss and help work through [their recent issues.]”
Yet, the question remains, shouldn’t he have been working on this the whole time?
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