Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive of the largest social media network Facebook, apologized to Briton over a breach of trust taking out full-page advertisements in different British newspapers after British consultancy Cambridge Analytica got its hands on the personal data of 50 million users.
He endorsed the mistake they have made stating that the management of Facebook has a responsibility to fulfill regarding the protection of information provided by 2.2 billion global users of Facebook.
On the advert, the Facebook founder said, “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.”
Facebook is facing a growing trouble as a result of government scrutiny in the United States and in Europe. Along with governments pressure, users from around the world are also showing their concerns on the timeline of Zuckerberg over this breach of trust.
The whole situation came when a whistleblower revealed that British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica accessed the information of Facebook users without their permission and used it the recent US elections political campaign for Donald Trump who eventually got elected US president.
In the Sunday publications of different newspapers including The Observer, a plain text ad with white background and tiny Facebook logo on it stating an apology from Facebook was published.
In a Television interview last week, Zuckerberg also said sorry by saying, “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time.”
Zuckerberg’s company lost market value for more than $50 billion, since the allegations of breach of trust. However, he stated that they are taking rapid steps to give users more control over what information they want to share with people.
Nonetheless, Zuckerberg showed his gratitude towards users by stating, “Thank you for believing in this community. I promise to do better for you.”
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