The press reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s memo on privacy and Facebook has mostly fallen into two camps: skepticism and open mockery.
Zuckerberg himself confessed how difficult it is to believe that Facebook really cares about making a space where consumers can communicate and in small numbers.
Mockery of the notion that, as TechCrunch place it, Zuckerberg has abruptly “discovered privacy. ”
“I know that many people don’t believe Facebook can or would even want to build this type of privacy-focused system — because honestly we don’t now have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services…”
I mean, we murdered democracy, gave a stage to Nazis, sold your information to the highest bidder so… rather hard to believe a single word we say, right?