“I know that many men and women don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because frankly we don’t now have a solid reputation for building privacy protective solutions…”
Mockery of this notion that, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s helpful warning that “when the last 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t take Zuckerberg’s words at face value” and 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. ”
Zuckerberg himself confessed how difficult it’s to feel that Facebook cares about making a space where users may speak individually and in small numbers.
I mean, we 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?
The press response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Court on privacy and Facebook has largely fallen into two teams: doubt and open mockery.
Ho ho ho!