3:02 P.M. Mark Zuckerberg just felt his wallet tighten …

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It’s been a tough year for Facebook. The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed by controversies over fake news , electoral interference , privacy violations , and a broad backlash to smartphone addiction. Wall Street has noticed : The company has lost almost $100 billion in market value in recent weeks. Behind Facebook’s hard year is a collision between the company’s values , ambitions , business model , and mind-boggling scale … Mark Zuckerberg , the founder of Facebook , has long held that the company’s mission is to make the world more open and connected  … With the assumption being that a more open and connected world is a better world …

That assumption has been sorely tested over the past year. As we’ve seen ;

A more open world can make it easier for governments to undermine each other’s elections from afar … 

A more connected world can make it easier to spread hatred and incite violence …

In 2017, Facebook hit more than 2 billion monthly users , and that’s to say nothing of the massive user bases of Facebook-owned properties like Instagram and WhatsApp. There is no way to track , or even understand , all that is happening on Facebook at any given time. Problems that look small in the moment , like organized disinformation campaigns mounted by Russia , reveal themselves, in retrospect , to be massive , possibly even world-changing , events …

MORBNOTE ; People are just cluing in to how much privacy and information they freely give out as they blindly type away and send pics ‘ out there ‘ …

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Source: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s future, fake news, and Russian mischief – Vox

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