If the US Congress can't understand Facebook, they definitely can't fix it

If the US Congress can't understand Facebook, they definitely can't fix it

If the US Congress can't understand Facebook, they definitely can't fix it

Facebook had not taken a broad enough view of its responsibility for people's public information, said Zuckerberg.

Next month, the European Union countries will introduce General Data Protection Regulation.

Facebook reached out to pro-Trump vloggers Diamond and Silk days before the duo claimed that they had not heard from the social media company about why their page was deemed "unsafe for the community".

"We are working to advocate technology", Parakilas said, "that aligns with humanity's best interest".

Facebook on Monday said: "Our goals are to understand Facebook's impact on upcoming elections - like Brazil, India, Mexico and the USA midterms - and to inform our future product and policy decisions". And of course, we'll respect your privacy.

Facebook does say it expects its expenses to rise as it brings on more employees to deal with security issues and content moderation, and more costs will come with regulation in the USA, the prospect of which Zuckerberg has welcomed.

During his appearance on Capitol Hill this week, Mark Zuckerberg was asked to confirm that "Facebook has not noticed a significant increase in users deactivating their accounts" or "a decrease in user interaction on Facebook" since the Cambridge Analytica news broke.


"We heard feedback from thousands of parents and they want control over their communication with kids", Zuckerberg said.

There, Facebook states clearly that it tracks users and non-users on every site that features a Facebook "Like" or "Share" button (including the article you're reading right now).

Zuckerberg said he was getting to the bottom of what the UK-based firm did and will tell everyone who may have been affected.

The data-harvesting app which gathered private information for Cambridge Analytica also collected users' private messages, The Guardian reported on Friday. "If Facebook is truly committed to protecting people's privacy, the company should set an example, by adhering to [the] highest data protection standards for all users". She told Tremonti it's more than just sharing a story or posting a picture. "This pipeline they are building of very young users is a gold mine and Facebook's track record of changing privacy terms, allowing discriminatory ad targeting, designing products whose goal is to hook consumers, and creating platforms that prize inflammatory content over reasoned debate is not reassuring".

It's no coincidence that Parakilas has been speaking out about the issue since the matter of user data on Facebook came to light. But when asked about a specific practice, such as collecting data about your location even when you're not using Facebook, almost 70 percent of people did not expect the company to do so. "You can also load all of that".

This segment was produced by The Current's Alison Masemann, Samira Mohyeddin and Bethlehem.

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