Mockery of the notion which, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “found 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 should not take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” along with the Washington Post’s adorably credulous claim that “should [Zuckerberg’s] ambition be realized, it’s nothing less than an epochal change in Facebook’s business model. ”
The media reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s Court on privacy and Facebook has largely 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… rather hard to believe a single word we say, right?
Even Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how difficult it’s in tiny numbers and to believe that Facebook cares about creating a space where consumers can communicate.
“I know that many men and women don’t believe Facebook can or would want to build this type of privacy-focused system — because honestly we don’t now have a strong reputation for constructing privacy protective services…”