Written by Nathasha De Alwis
22 Mar, 2018 | 6:52 am
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy.
On the recent days, Cambridge Analytic was accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients.
Zuckerberg in his first statement on the scandal stated that in a Facebook post that a “breach of trust” had occurred.
He also pledged to make it far harder for apps to “harvest” user information.
Further, talking about the Mark Zuckerberg stated that they have a responsibility to protect the people’s data and that if they cannot then they do not deserve to serve the people.
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.” – CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
To address current and past problems, he said his company would:
Further, he stated that in future Facebook would:
“While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past.” – Mark Zuckerberg
Further, he added that “We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.”
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