Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Caught in Holocaust Denial Row

Facebook CEO Caught in Holocaust Denial Row

In a recent interview, Mark Zuckerberg was caught saying that he believed that posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook as such users were not intentionally getting their facts wrong. Zuckerberg received significant backlash from the comment which he later on clarified. The Facebook CEO said that as a Jewish person, he found the belief to be deeply offensive. However, the does not think that such content should be removed from the platform since there are things that different people get wrong and they might not be getting it wrong intentionally. He continued that everyone gets things wrong […]

Facebook Shares Hit All Time High Despite Privacy Woes

Facebook Shares Hit All Time High Despite Privacy Woes

Facebook’s recent privacy woes seemed not to have shaken investor confidence as the social network’s stock closed at a record high last Friday, marking a 5% gain since its scandal with Cambridge Analytica was revealed in the news. This marks a full recovery from the stock’s all time low in March where it hit its 52-week intraday low of $149.02 per share. The rally to an intraday high of $203.64 per share puts Facebook’s market value at $590 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg as the third wealthiest on Bloomberg’s Billionaires index at $77.1 billion. Source: CNBC

EU to Live Stream Zuckerberg Hearing

EU to Live Stream Zuckerberg Hearing

It was announced in a European Parliament meeting last Monday that the hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcasted via a live web stream. Parliament President Antonio Tajani said in a tweet that it was “great news” that Zuckerberg had agreed to publicly stream the discussion. In response, a Facebook spokesperson said that they were looking forward to doing the live-streamed meeting. Zuckerberg will be meeting with Tajani and European Parliament leaders in Brussels from 6:15 p.m. (12.15 p.m. ET/1615 GMT) on Tuesday. Source: Reuters

Zuckerberg to Face Backlash from Developers at F8

Zuckerberg to Face Backlash from Developers at F8

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to receive further backlash at the company’s annual developer conference, this time from developers whose apps had been affected by the recent tightening of Facebook rules. Sources have said that there had been a brewing disappointment from developers against the social network in underground forums, with a lot of angry comments pointed at Facebook’s senior managers. CubeYou CEO Federico Treu also accused Facebook of throwing his company under the bus and suspending his company based on unfounded accusations of data misuse, mainly to divert attention from the company’s shortcomings. Source: BBC

Myanmar Activists Support Zuckerberg’s Commitment to 24-hour Takedown of Hate Speech

Myanmar Activists Support Zuckerberg’s Commitment to 24-hour Takedown of Hate Speech

Mark Zuckerberg’s commitment to the removal of hate speech within a 24-hour period was met with positive feedback from civil society groups in Myanmar who called it a “historic” move. Facebook, which has become the main social network in Myanmar, had been criticized by human rights advocates of not doing enough to address the problem of hate messages. However, Yangon-based social media analyst Victoire Rio said that while it may still be unclear how the company intends to achieve the target, they laud the Zuckerberg’s promise as they had been clamoring for it for some time. Facebook had also been […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Appearance to be Aired Live

Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Appearance to be Aired Live

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be facing the a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee to give his testimony on the social network’s handling of its user data in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. Zuckerberg’s first opportunity to face Congress will be streamed online on CBSN, with the Senate testimony airing on April 10, 2:15 pm EST, while the House testimony will be on April 11, 10 am EST. Zuckerberg has already given an opening statement before his appearance where he took full responsibility for the recent privacy […]

Zuckerberg Testifies Before US Congress Over Privacy Scandal

Zuckerberg Testifies Before US Congress Over Privacy Scandal

Media sources have said that Mark Zuckerberg met with US lawmakers last Monday, a day before he is scheduled to give his testimony on the misuse of Facebook user data by political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. According to aides, Zuckerberg will be talking at Capitol Hill with politicians from the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee, and U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, both of which he will be testifying before this week. The Facebook CEO had recently taken responsibility for the mishap and is expected to acknowledge the company’s failure to understand the extent of the problem caused by […]

Facebook Admits Zuckerberg Had Ability to Unsend Messages

Facebook Admits Zuckerberg Had Ability to Unsend Messages

Facebook last week admitted to that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives had special privileges including the ability to delete sent private messages. The Messenger retention feature allowed special users to send messages that expire after 90 days. A spokesperson further told the media that they were already planning to introduce the feature where senders can set a timer on their messages, but may take time before it gets rolled out. Facebook further apologized and said that they will be suspending their executives privileges to unsend messages while the feature is not yet available to the public.     Source: […]

Zuckerberg Admits Failure in Emotional Q&A Interview

Zuckerberg Admits Failure in Emotional Q&A Interview

In a recent hour-long interview with TechCrunch, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a number of critical questions on his company’s privacy scandal involving analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg admitted to TechCrunch that Facebook had failed to anticipate worst-case scenarios which led to a number of issues now hounding the company. He also said that it was a mistake to have been too dismissive of the impact of fake news, and clarified that the number of accounts affected the privacy fiasco may be closer to 87 million, instead of 50 million which was first quoted by the media. Zuckerberg also addressed […]

Zuckerberg to Testify Before US House Panel Next Week

Zuckerberg to Testify Before US House Panel Next Week

It was announced last Wednesday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 over the misuse of Facebook user data by a political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook said that it had already shut down the accounts of Cambridge Analytica and its parent company and is investigating whether the firm still has the data. However, governments are still pressuring the social network to do more to protect user privacy and misinformation on its platform. It is said that Zuckerberg is also being invited to appear by two other […]