An opinion was posted on New York Times on May 9th, 2019. And this Opinion certainly has gone viral. Facebook co-Founder Chris Hughes has posted this opinion and has expressed in his writing to the most powerful publication that ‘Facebook needs to be broken up’.
Hughes has expressed in the opinion that since 2016, his founding partner Mark Zuckerberg’s personal reputation and the reputation of Facebook have taken a nose-dive. Hughes has cited the reason behind that is Facebook’s mistakes — the sloppy privacy practices that dropped tens of millions of users’ data into a political consulting firm’s lap; the slow response to Russian agents, violent rhetoric and fake news; and the unbounded drive to capture ever more of people’s time and attention.
Hughes is angry and feels awfully responsible. He feels that Facebook is threatening USA’s democracy. Although Hughes has pointed out his perceptions about Facebook’s present reputation, he has not lost his respect for Zuckerberg.
The opinion is a good read to understand how Hughes is desperate to get Zuckerberg out of the mess that Facebook has created in breaching data privacy norms.
Source & Credit: New York Times