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.
Notably, Zuckerberg chose to not focus on Facebook's role in sharing private messages without permission, undermining democratic elections or enabling genocide in Myanmar.
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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