Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to know that Facebook truly values privacy. So much so, he says, that it practically invented the whole concept!
At least, that was Zuckerberg’s message during a conversation with Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard, reports CNBC.
“Thinking about Facebook as an innovator in privacy is certainly not the mainstream view,” said Zuckerberg in a brief moment of unintentional candor, before going on to describe how the Facebook was originally used to give Harvard students a way to privately communicate among themselves.
Missing the Mark
After a series of privacy scandals and data breaches, Zuckerberg is likely trying to earn back the favor of a public that doesn’t fully understand or trust how the corporation generates advertising revenue, according to Gizmodo’s analysis.
Here’s a hint: it’s all thanks to the company’s access to that sweet, sweet private data.
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