The Death of Social Media
Faceberg went on CNN last night, here’s the transcript.
As we know, human emotion is not part of his
algorithm, er, skill set, so it is sort of fascinating to see him attempt an apology:
Laurie Segall: I’m gonna start with just a basic question, Mark, what happened? What went wrong?
Mark Zuckerberg: So this was a major breach of trust and I’m really sorry that this happened.
And in a fascinating, almost lifelike, Rubio sort of way, he then repeated practically verbatim what he said in his Facebook post from earlier in the day:
“You know we have a basic responsibility to protect people’s data and if we can’t do that then we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.”
Faceberg wants to be clear that that sort of thing could never happen today, thanks to the altruistic work of his engineers to twiddle dials and whatnot so that the flashing Come and Get It sign is turned off over user data.
You trust him, right?
UPDATE: The MIT newsletter says…