Mark Zuckerberg commented on the scandal with Cambridge Analytica, which received Facebook users’ data bypassing social network rules and used them to customize Trump’s advertising campaigns.
The company’s CEO explained that she is already working to prevent such situations. According to him, the main steps were taken “for a long time”.
We have a duty to protect your data, and if we can not, then we do not deserve to service you. I tried to understand what had happened and how to make sure that it would not happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this were done several years ago. But we also made mistakes and we need to move on and figure it out.
The founder of Facebook introduced a three-stage plan to restore user confidence. The most important step will be to deprive developers of access to user data if applications are not used for three months. The company will also conduct an audit of applications that have access to information similar to those purchased by Cambridge Analytica, and will begin to visually show users what data their companies receive.
In addition, on the evening of March 21, Zuckerberg will appear on CNN with an interview about a data leak. This was told by one of the leading TV channels.
Zuckerberg first commented on the scandal with Cambridge Analytica after several days of silence. March 19, the media reported that the analytical company against the rules of social networks received data from 50 million Facebook users. After this, accusations of violation of privacy, lawsuits and demands of the government of several countries fell on the social network.