I mean, we killed democracy, gave a platform to Nazis, sold your data to the highest bidder so… kinda hard to believe a single word we say, right?
The press response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Court on privacy and Facebook has largely fallen into two teams: doubt and open mockery.
Even Zuckerberg himself confessed how difficult it is in tiny numbers and to feel that Facebook actually cares about creating a space where users can communicate.
“I know that a lot of people don’t think Facebook can or might want to build this type of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services…”
Mockery of this notion which, as TechCrunch put it, Zuckerberg has suddenly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “if the previous 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it’s that we should not take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” along with the Washington Post’s adorably credulous claim that “ought to [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it’s nothing less than an epochal shift in Facebook’s business model. ”