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?
“I know that many people don’t believe Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform — because honestly we don’t currently have a solid reputation for building privacy protective solutions…”
The media response to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on privacy and Facebook has largely fallen into two camps: skepticism and open mockery.
Mockery of this notion that, as TechCrunch put it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “discovered privacy. ” Skepticism as typified by Mashable’s helpful warning that “when the previous 15 years of Facebook have taught us anything, it is that we shouldn’t 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. ”
Zuckerberg himself confessed how hard it’s to feel that Facebook cares about creating a space where users can communicate privately and in small numbers.