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Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes In Full-Page Newspaper Ads For Breaching 50M Accounts
By Mikelle Leow, 26 Mar 2018
Image via Marina Linchevska / Shutterstock.com
In an unprecedented move, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page ads in traditional media to ask for forgiveness over the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal that breached the security of 50 million accounts.
CNN’s Brian Stelter shared the apology that was featured big and bold in The New York Times, the Washington Street Journal, the Washington Post, and six UK newspapers, through a tweet on Sunday.
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” reads the header of Zuckerberg’s apology.
“You may have heard about a quiz app built by a university researcher that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014,” he elaborates. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time. We’re now taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Zuckerberg declares that other apps are suspected of similarly breaching users’ trust, and that Facebook is currently investigating “every single app” to hopefully extinguish the hellfire it has landed itself in.
[via TechCrunch, cover image via Marina Linchevska / Shutterstock.com]
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