Facebook needs ‘a few years’ to solve problems: Zuckerberg – MagazinePk. Washington, United States: Facebook will probably need “some years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations about the data hijacking of private users, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview published on Monday.
Speaking to the Vox news site, Zuckerberg defended the company’s business model and harshly criticized the social networking giant of Apple CEO Tim Cook last week.
Zuckerberg argued that one of Facebook’s problems was that it was “idealistic,” focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and that “we did not spend enough time investing or thinking about some of the negative uses of the tools.”
“I think that now people focus properly on some of the risks and disadvantages as well,” he said.
“I think we’re going to dig through this hole, but it will take some years, I wish I could solve all these problems in three months or six months, but I think the reality is that solving some of these questions are only going to take a period of a long time “.
Zuckerberg Says Facebook needs ‘a few years’ to solve problems – MahazinePk
Zuckerberg also responded to comments last week from Cook, who argued that Facebook got in trouble because of a business model focused on monetizing people’s data.
“I find that argument: that if you are not paying in some way, we can not worry about you, be extremely simplistic and not be at all in line with the truth,” he said.
“The reality here is that if you want to build a service that helps connect everyone in the world, then there are many people who can not pay, and therefore, as with many media, having an advertising-supported model is the only one rational model “.
The interview was the most recent interview conducted by the head of Facebook to mitigate the impact of a scandal on the collection of personal data of 50 million users by a political firm linked to the 2016 campaign of Donald Trump.
Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have begun investigations into the mishandling of user data and have been seeking Zuckerberg’s testimony.