Zuckerberg admits Facebook is broken and promises to work to fix it

A number of complaints have pointed at Facebook’s unprecedented power over the way the internet works as a danger. Facebook’s ability to control much of the news people read has been blamed for the spread of fake reporting, for instance, and projects like Facebook’s Free Basics tools have been blamed for undermining net neutrality.

But many of those same projects have been attempts by Facebook to grow its user base, a key metric watched by its stockholders and which decides its share price.

He said he would look at using new technologies – encryption as well as cryptocurrency – to help improve Facebook and the internet by allowing it to stop being controlled by just a few people.

“I started doing these challenges in 2009,” he wrote in the post on his Facebook page. “That first year the economy was in a deep recession and Facebook was not yet profitable. We needed to get serious about making sure Facebook had a sustainable business model. It was a serious year, and I wore a tie every day as a reminder.

Today feels a lot like that first year. 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.

Article Appeared @http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-2018-resolution-fix-post-update-latest-challenge-personal-a8142181.html

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