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Published on : Mar 22, 2018

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has conceded that the network "committed errors" that prompted a huge number of Facebook users having their information misused by a political consultancy. Cambridge Analytica is blamed for dishonorably using the information in the interest of political customers. In an announcement, Mr. Zuckerberg stated a "break of trust" had happened. In another interview with CNN he stated he was "extremely sad", and promised to make a move against "rogue applications". He included that he was glad to affirm before Congress "if it's the best thing to do". In his announcement posted on Facebook, he guaranteed to make it far harder for applications to "gather" user information. "We have a duty to protect your information, and on the off chance that we can't then we shouldn’t serve you," Mr. Zuckerberg said.

What has Zuckerberg vowed to do?

To address present and past issues, Mr. Zuckerberg said his organization would:

  • investigate all Facebook applications that had a lot of information before the stage was changed least information access in 2014
  • conduct a "full foreignsic audit" of any application with suspicious action
  • ban any designer that did not consent to an intensive audit
  • ban engineers that had abused personal information, and "tell everybody affected by those applications"

Mr. Zuckerberg included: "While this particular issue involving Cambridge Analytica should never again occur with new applications today, that doesn't change what occurred before.

We will gain from this experience to secure our stage further and make our group more secure for everybody going forward.