Ho ho ho!
I mean, we killed democracy, gave a platform to Nazis, sold your information to the maximum bidder … kinda difficult to believe a single word we say, correct?
The media response to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on privacy and Facebook has largely fallen into two camps: skepticism and open mockery.
Mockery of the notion which, as TechCrunch put it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “when the previous 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it’s that we should not take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” and the Washington Post’s adorably credulous assert that “should [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it is nothing less than the epochal shift in Facebook’s business model. ”
Even Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how hard it is in small numbers and to believe that Facebook cares about making a space where consumers can communicate privately.
“I understand that many folks don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this sort of privacy-focused platform — because honestly we don’t now have a solid reputation for building privacy protective solutions…”