Privacy concerns are one thing, but having to find another social media site is another.
It’s no secret that Facebook has faced numerous scandals in the past years. It battled allegations of breached privacy more than a few times and was even accused of tolerating the spread of hate speech and various propaganda on the site. And yet, according to a Business Insider video report, all these cannot stop users from logging into the social media platform.
BI’s exclusive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed quite a few insider details regarding the way that the company handles issues.
“I know that we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now to put it lightly,” Zuckerberg says in the video report. “So that’s why I believe that the future is private. This is the next chapter for our services.”
BI’s Alex Appolonia recounts how Facebook was sued earlier this year by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for allegedly discriminating based on housing. Still, Facebook’s user base isn’t dwindling, not one bit.
Rob Price, also from BI, lists down some of the apps included in Facebook’s push for better privacy, Facebook Messenger and Instagram DM included. However, Price remains reluctant.
“What it says will help protect users adhere to privacy,” he explains. “Interestingly, this won’t actually affect the amount of data Facebook collects on any of its users, and it will still be able to target you with all the same advertisers, and will still know everything the same about you.”
“Well, only time will tell whether Zuckerberg can pull this off. Hopefully no more bumps in the road,” says Appolonia.