'Facebook didn't do enough': Zuckerberg admits he's at fault over Cambridge Analytica

'Facebook didn't do enough': Zuckerberg admits he's at fault over Cambridge Analytica

Zuckerberg released a prepared testimony to the House of Energy and Commerce apologising for the data scandal and explaining what happened with Cambridge Analytica, how it happened and how Facebook will rectify the situation.

But Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy, said it would be a mistake to view Facebook's current turmoil as a "one-time event". "But, I think there's going to be a lot more action he's going to have to take in the future", said Nelson.

Facebook is sending out millions of notifications to users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

But it's clear now, he says, that Facebook didn't do enough to prevent harm, including fake news, Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, hate speech and privacy violations.

Edwards said his office had not received any reports of social media being manipulated to influence the 2017 New Zealand general election, but said Facebook seemed to have "lost control" of its platform, and showed no sense of responsibility regarding the 2.5 million New Zealand accounts it administered, or respect for New Zealand's privacy laws.

Nelson, however, isn't confident regulations will be passed under the Trump administration, while noting that Facebook's business model requires data to target ads.

Others who find the European model too onerous say most USA consumers don't care if Facebook analyzes them and their friends in a way that keeps what they share anonymous. "We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica", it reads.

Facebook has taken a series of proactive steps to make up for massive lapses in protecting user data, as lawmakers signaled they intend to get tough on privacy.

The 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica were supposed to get a detailed message on their news feeds starting on Monday. Both start by saying that Facebook "understands the importance of keeping your data safe", but that's as far as the commonality goes. Facebook said it was still auditing CubeYou, which is based in Redwood City, Calif., but believed it could suspend as many as 50 apps from the company. Zuckerberg announced he is forming an independent commission that will study the effects of social media on elections. In his prepared testimony before a House committee, Zuckerberg declared: "Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company".

"The focus will be entirely forward looking". Facebook says more than 70 million of the affected users are in the US, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Just recently, we've seen the #metoo movement and the March for Our Lives, organised, at least in part, on Facebook.

"I first called out Facebook and some of the social media platforms in December of 2016", Virginia Sen. Dianne Feinstein, April 9, 2018 on Capitol Hill.

His testimony marks a pivotal moment for Facebook (FB) and the tech industry.

"Facebook will not have any right to review or approve their research findings prior to publication", the company said in a blog post.

That's a lot of harm that Facebook can never truly fix.

Every user will eventually see a message, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

"The amount of ivory being traded on Facebook is horrifying", said Gretchen Peters, executive director of the Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime, which has analyzed online groups where wildlife goods are being marketed.

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