Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of one of the largest social media platforms worldwide, plans to “fix Facebook” this year.
Every year, Mark sets a personal challenge. For example, a few years back, he set out to learn Mandarin, then he built a robot butler for his home in another year, and last year, he toured America to spend time with regular citizens who voted for Donald Trump to try and understand why the President won the election (yawn).
This year, however, instead of learning Mandarin or building a cool robot, Mark’s goal this year is to simply fix the Facebook site, or at least improve it. Let’s now cue his further presumed intentions to censor any view which doesn’t serve the liberal globalist agenda… But, let’s find out more…
Mark went into more detail about his goal through a post on his own Facebook page.
“The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do — whether it’s protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent. My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues. We won’t prevent all mistakes or abuse, but we currently make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools. If we’re successful this year then we’ll end 2018 on a much better trajectory.”
Mark also mentions that as a CEO, his reasons for choosing this challenge is so that he won’t distract himself from Facebook’s significant issues.
“This may not seem like a personal challenge on its face,” Mark continued. “But I think I’ll learn more by focusing intensely on these issues than I would by doing something completely separate.”
Mark talks about the importance of “centralisation vs decentralisation” in technology, meaning who is actually benefiting from technology’s power.
“A lot of us got into technology because we believe it can be a decentralizing force that puts more power in people’s hands, but today, many people have lost faith in that promise. With the rise of a small number of big tech companies — and governments using technology to watch their citizens — many people now believe technology only centralizes power rather than decentralizes it.”
Since the birth of Facebook back in 2004, the site has grown significantly since then with more than two billion users worldwide. That, and it’s become a huge source of the latest news stories, and controls a huge share of the global digital advertising market, which results in smaller media companies struggling to survive.
According to Recode, Facebook and Google dominate the US digital ad revenue with Google at 42.7%, Facebook at 23.0% and everyone else at 34.3%.
However, Mark insists that he’s taking all of this on board, and taking his role very seriously. He ended his post writing that this year will be “a serious year of self-improvement” and that he looks forward to learning and working on fixing these issues.
Could this also see the return of many Facebook users who have simply turned their back on the website a very long time ago? Only time will tell of what sorts of changes Mark Zuckerberg is bringing in next, but the further censoring of news that isn’t apart of the mainstream media is further expected, as is very prevalent with their pay to advertise service, as well.
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