“I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or might even want to create this type of privacy-focused system — because frankly we don’t now have a solid reputation for constructing privacy protective services…”
Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how hard it’s to believe that Facebook actually cares about making a space where consumers can communicate and in tiny numbers.
The press response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Court on solitude and Facebook has mostly fallen into two camps: doubt and open mockery.
I meanwe killed democracy, gave a platform to Nazis, sold your information to the highest bidder so… kinda hard to believe that a single word we say, right?
Mockery of the notion that, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has suddenly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “if the last 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it is that we shouldn’t take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” along with the Washington Post’s adorably credulous assert that “ought to [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it is nothing less than an epochal change in Facebook’s business model. ”