Facebook has come under a lot of criticism over the last couple of years over the way it has handled peoples data, fake news and more and now the company has said it will be making some changes to its platform.
For a company that has faced a lot of issues with peoples data and information, Facebook has decided to concentrate on privacy in the future, the news was announced by the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Public social networks will continue to be very important in people’s lives — for connecting with everyone you know, discovering new people, ideas and content, and giving people a voice more broadly. People find these valuable every day, and there are still a lot of useful services to build on top of them. But now, with all the ways people also want to interact privately, there’s also an opportunity to build a simpler platform that’s focused on privacy first.
I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we’ve historically focused on tools for more open sharing. But we’ve repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories.
It will be interesting to see exactly what Facebook has planned and whether this new approach will work for the company.
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