The boss of Facebook made his mea culpa

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The p.-d. g. de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

The p.-d. g. de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has published on a Thursday of wishes in the form of a mea culpa, acknowledging in particular the “errors” in the hunt for the objectionable material (hate speech, false news…) which abound on the network, the wanderings to which he promises to rectify in 2018.

 

“The world feels worried and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to be done, whether [we] protect them from abuse and hatred, to defend us against the interference of [some] countries, or we ensure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent,” wrote the head on his page Facebook personal.

We will not prevent […] all the diversion [of Facebook], but we are presently too many errors.
The p.-d. g. de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

The social network, which claims over 2 billion users in the world, was heckled by 2017, seeing himself accused, in particular, not to fight fairly effectively against the content issues, such as appeals to hatred, apology of terrorism or false information.

 

The charges, brought against Google and Twitter, which have taken a turn very political in the United States since the election of Donald Trump at the end of 2016, Russia is being accused by Washington of trying to influence the campaign using, among other things, social networks to disseminate false news.

 

“My personal challenge for 2018 is to concentrate on the resolution of these important issues. We will not prevent all errors and all of the hijackings [of Facebook], but we are presently too many mistakes for this is to enforce our rules [of use] and to prevent misuse of our tools “, says the billionaire.

 

According to Mark Zuckerberg, “today, many people no longer believe in the idea” that technology can put a bit of power in their hands.

 

On the contrary, he said, “with the rise of a handful of large technology companies – and with governments who use technology to monitor their citizens, a lot of people think now that the technology is only concentrating power” in the hands of a few, instead of the “decentralization” to the citizens.

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