Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
Mr. Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook (@facebook) has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data and if it fails, “we don’t deserve to serve you.”
But Mr. Zuckerberg stopped short of apologizing.
And he wrote “what happened” instead of “what we did,” leaving Facebook one step removed from responsibility.
Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg (@sherylsandberg), had been quiet since news broke Friday that Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections.
Cambridge’s clients included Donald Trump’s general-election campaign.
Facebook shares have dropped some 8 per cent, lopping about $46-billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published.
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Akon Talks About Running For US President In 2020 & Picking Mark Zuckerberg As His VP
American-Senegalese singer, Akon in a new Interview with TMZ spoke about debating with President Donald Trump and how he could probably school him on governance.
During the interview, which held at LAX on Thursday, the 44-year-old singer also dropped a hint on the 2020 Presidential Run saying, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be his running mate if he was to run for Presidency. “If I was to run for President I would actually ask [Mark Zuckerberg] to be my running man,” he says in the video below. “Cuz I think sometimes it takes people from the outside to really see life differently, to make differences.” He added that Donald has been making a “huge difference” but not in a positive way. “I think Trump would have been a great president if he made decisions for the people,” he explains. “If he was as passionate as he is for his own interests as he is for the people, oh he would have made an amazing president.” #akon#american#Americansenegalese#Singer#Donaldtrump#facebook#Facebookceo#lax#Markzuckerberg#President#USPresident#Spike#News
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The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
-Mark Zuckerberg | CEO, @Facebook, Inc.
@abcnews - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vows to combat election interference: "We are actively working with the U.S. government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference." #Russia#MarkZuckerberg#news#Facebook
There is always 2 sides in a story and to build your own opinion you need to hear it from both side. My mother use to say judge listen to both sides. I apply this in every aspect of my life as mother as a sister as a leader as friend. I don't judge based on one opinion or one side of the story. Proud of Mark taking that step and building his own opinion on our industry which feeds millions of people. We do bad job talking about it to non oilfield people. I know and aware some aspect of it the field part especially may benefit from some innovation 🙈maybe one day we replace hammers and iron with other innovative ideas👩🏫👨🏻🚀👩🚀👩🏻🏭👨🏻🏭👷🏻♀️👷🏻♀️ still roll my eyes when we rig up these equipment 👽👽👽👷🏻♀️. Thank you for @Statoil @Nabors#Statoil to help bringing these 2 industries together @marathonoilcorp @collaboration#collaboration#energy#environement#girls in STEAM @markzuckergerg #facebookceo @sherylsandberg @zuck
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, had his first Iftar dinner with a group of Somali refugees in Minneapolis.
An excited Zuckerberg in an appreciation post on Instagram wrote: "Thanks to my hosts for being so gracious at the very end of Ramadan. I left impressed by your strength and resilience to build a new life in an unfamiliar place, and you are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great." #markzuckerberg#somalia#refugee#facebookceo#ramadan2017
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg received Lola Omolola, Chicago-based Nigerian founder of Facebook group, Females In Nigeria (FIN) at Facebook Headquarters on Tuesday, June 6th.
Taking to his page, Zuckerberg wrote that he will be meeting with Omolola and some administrators of top Facebook groups in Chicago later this month for the first ever Facebook Communities Summit.
His full post below:
"I'm heading to Chicago later this month for our first ever Facebook Communities Summit with a few hundred of our top Facebook group admins.
For the past decade, Facebook has been focused on making the world more open and connected -- and we're always going to keep doing that. But now it's clear we have to do more. We also need to bring people closer together and build common understanding. One of the best ways to do that is by helping people build community, both in the physical world and online.
I've written and talked about these themes throughout this year -- especially in my community letter in February and at Harvard Commencement last month. This summit will be the next chapter and we'll discuss more of what we're building to empower community leaders to bring the world closer together.
Over the past few weeks I've been meeting group admins across the country who are building meaningful communities on Facebook and will be at the summit.
This photo is with Lola, who lives in Chicago and is originally from Nigeria.
Two years ago, she founded a secret Facebook group called Female IN, or FIN. It's a no-judgment space where more than a million women come to talk about everything from marriage and sex to health issues and work problems -- and it's helping end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world.
I'm looking forward to meeting more admins like Lola and talking about how we can help them do even more to build community. I'll share more info on the summit as we get closer, and I'll stream the event live from my profile later this month.#facebook#facebookceo#markzuckerberg#fin#femalesinnigeria#lolaomolola