Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) has now begun the process of sending notifications to the millions of users who were affected by the infamous Cambridge-Analytica scandal almost three years after it first came to light in 2015. A report says that around 87 million Facebook users information was obtained improperly and even used for various purposes. Despite all these upheavals and more, Mark Zuckerberg has said that he will not be resigning as the chairman and CEO of Facebook anytime soon.
The win of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton at the 2016 United States Presidential elections was the turning point for the giant social media network. The elections revealed the enormous influence of Facebook over the minds of the voters and how their information can be discreetly used to turn the election results in someone’s favor. Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of the internet platform that is currently facing multiple allegations of scandals from fake news and user data disputes to manipulation of data by Russians and more.
Facebook Embraces New Philosophy And Approach
Amid all the uproars, Mark Zuckerberg who holds maximum power in the Facebook management has decided to shift the philosophy and approach of his platform instead of stepping down from his position. In a recent interview, the internet entrepreneur stated that the company will be adopting a very basic shift in the way they view their responsibility. It seems that the American computer programmer is now ready to open the working of Facebook to independent assessment and expertise so that the world gets to know how they are working thus putting their overall methods under public scrutiny.
This approach can help to make the social media network a more protective user-friendly online platform. But it certainly cannot undo what happened three years ago through Cambridge-Analytica scandal. To gain the trust of its millions of users, Facebook now has started displaying a link that appears on the top of the News Feed. It suggests the users remove all those apps they are not using any longer.
And if you are one of the millions whose data was improperly obtained, Facebook is showing a link that reveals how it was done through Cambridge Analytica.