Zuckerberg Says Fixing Facebook Is His Personal Goal for 2018

Zuckerberg Says Fixing Facebook Is His Personal Goal for 2018

Foto: Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, who each year outlines a personal goal for the coming 12 months, said this year’s objective is fixing Facebook, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook, the social network Zuckerberg founded in 2004 and runs as chief executive officer, “has a lot of work to do,” he said on his page. “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.”

Financially, Facebook has been performing well, and its stock price rose to a record $184.67 at Wednesday’s close. Yet the world’s most popular social network with an average of 2 billion active monthly users has also come under withering criticism, including by U.S. lawmakers, for failing to keep Russia from meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. It’s also drawn barbs for helping repressive regimes crack down on opposition, and doing too little to stanch the spread of hate speech.

“My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We won’t prevent all mistakes or abuse, but we currently make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools.”

More from category

Bitcoin Steadies From 26% Slump as Traders Brave Volatility

Bitcoin Steadies From 26% Slump as Traders Brave Volatility

17 Jan 2018 comment

Bitcoin held above $11,000 a day after losing a quarter of its value as traders sought a floor for pricing amid growing concern regulators around the world will move ahead with new rules to restrict the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

Facebook Reassures Partners It Will Help Them Adjust to New Policy

16 Jan 2018 comment

Facebook, seeking to calm creators of articles and video after announcing a change in how their work will be promoted in its news feed, sent an email pledging to help them adapt, according to Bloomberg.

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

GoPro Is Said to Hire JPMorgan to Advise on Potential Sale

16 Jan 2018 comment

GoPro has hired investment bank JPMorgan to advise on a potential sale of the struggling wearable-camera maker, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.