Zuckerberg apologizes again for Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook CEO takes the full page ads in the newspaper
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has full-page ads in major AMERICAN and British newspapers to apologize for a “breach of trust” after it was discovered Cambridge Analytica wrong harvested data of the user.
The ads, which were taken in newspapers, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the united kingdom, The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph, characterised by a signed apology from Zuckerberg and an explanation of what the social media giant was doing to resolve the situation.
An ad in The New York Times will be shown on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in New York. Facebook’s CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in several AMERICAN and British newspapers Sunday.
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“We have a responsibility to protect your information,” the ad began, type of similar to the Facebook-founder of the first apology on Thursday. “If we can’t, that we do not deserve.”
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It is thought that about 50 million people were affected by the breach.
Note that “a quiz app built by a university researcher who leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014 … was a breach of trust,” Zuckerberg said, ” I’m sorry that we are not more at the time,” and wrote that the company was “taking steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.”
The Trump campaign paid the firm $6 million in 2016, elections, although it has since taken distance from Cambridge.
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Zuckerberg emphasized that the company was “also investigating any app that had access to large amounts of data before we.”
“We expect that there are others. And if we find them we will ban them and tell everyone else affected,” he wrote. “Finally, we remind you that the apps that you have access to your data, so you can turn off those you don’t want anymore.”
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— Joe Lynam BBC (@BBC_Joe_Lynam) March 25, 2018
Zuckerberg thanks users for “believe in this community,” and said he promises “a better life for you.”
The excuse was similar to the one that he posted on Facebook last week, as well as the CEO ‘ s rare interview with CNN in which Zuckerberg said he would testify before Congress with regard to the data breach “if it’s the right thing to do.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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