File photo - President, founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a Reuters interview at the University of Bogota January 14, 2015. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to develop new privacy-shielding messaging services as the social network comes under increasing pressure over its handling of user data. The tech giant and its leadership have faced intense scrutiny to prove Facebook's commitment to privacy. "Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services, and we've historically focused on tools for more open sharing," Zuckerberg wrote, in a blog post on Wednesday. "But we've repeatedly shown that we can evolve to build the services that people really want, including in private messaging and stories."
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg backed his stance of largely not interfering with politicians' posts on the company's platform as President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would make it easier for regulators to hold social-media companies liable for curbing users' speech. "I don't think Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth," Mr. Zuckerberg said in a CNBC interview aired Thursday. "I think that's kind of a dangerous line to get to in terms of deciding what is...
Facebook might have turned down the UK parliament's request for Mark Zuckerberg to testify, but it will be sending someone in his place. The government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has confirmed that Facebook will send policy solutions VP Richard Allan (above) to testify to a collection of international parliaments on November 27th. DCMS "still believes" Zuckerberg is the best person to address questions about "data privacy, safety, security and sharing," but it has accepted Allen instead. The executive will testify to politicians from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore and the UK on everything ranging from fake news and misinformation to how the company handles data breaches. Most recently, it's concerned about the recent New York Times exposé raising questions about Facebook's knowledge of and response to Russian election meddling campaigns.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a lot of products to announce as he kicked off this year's F8, the conference for developers and other entrepreneurs who use Facebook in their products, but he first wanted to talk about relationships. "For the past decade, Facebook has focused on friends and family," Zuckerberg said. "Our next focus is building community." SEE ALSO: This Mark Zuckerberg parody is so good that people think it's real Zuckerberg bemoaned what he described as a decline in community group participation in the past several decades, and vowed to use Facebook to try to build those local relationships in the digital sphere. "We live in a time when society is divided," Zuckerberg said -- his only real reference to the United States' current political dynamic.
Don't read Mark Zuckerberg's posts if you're trying to revisit Facebook's biggest moments. The social network told Business Insider that it "mistakenly deleted" some of Zuckerberg's posts a few years ago "due to technical errors," including every post he wrote between 2007 and 2008. It didn't try to bring them back because the work would have been "extensive" and was "not guaranteed to be successful," according to a spokesperson. It's not clear exactly what posts vanished beyond the 2007-2008 time frame, but they include a post about the acquisition of Instagram in 2012 as well as news of company chef Josef Desimone's death in 2013. The company stressed that it believed people should have access to previous company news through its blog and the Newsroom.