I meanwe killed democracy, gave a platform to Nazis, sold your data to the highest bidder so… kinda hard to believe that a single word we say, right?
Mockery of this notion that, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has suddenly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s useful warning that “when the last 15 decades 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 claim that “ought to [Zuckerberg’s] vision be realized, it’s nothing less than an epochal shift in Facebook’s business model. ”
“I understand that lots of men and women don’t believe Facebook can or would want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because honestly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective solutions…”
Even Zuckerberg himself acknowledged how hard it is in tiny numbers and to feel that Facebook cares about making a space where users can communicate.
The press response to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on solitude and Facebook has mostly fallen into two camps: skepticism and open mockery.