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Zuckerberg's silence reminds us that, in his eyes, we're all just 'dumb f*cks'

Zuckerberg's silence reminds us that, in his eyes, we're all just 'dumb f*cks'
From Mashable - March 19, 2018

Facebook's getting rocked by yet another electioneering crisis, but we still have not heard anything from its commander-in-chief.

Mark Zuckerberg has yet to issue a public statement following revelations this weekend that a Trump-aligned data firm was able to abuse his platform to manipulate 50 million people. The Facebook CEO commands massive reach on his public profile page, and he's frequently used it to weigh in on business matters, including his social network's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

But as of Monday afternoon, the most recent public post on Zuckerberg's profile is from two weeks ago, when he and his wife Priscilla Chan celebrated Purim.

Sure, Zuckerberg's most recent post aligns with his company's new goal to prioritize friends and family. But it completely contradicts his 2018 personal goal to help fix Facebook's gaping vulnerabilities.

"We currently make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post about his 2018 goals. No kidding?

To put this all in perspective, we will remind you that a much younger Zuckerberg once referred to people who trust him with their data as "dumbf**ks." That was in conversation with a Harvard student about why their peers had agreed to sign up for his network, at the time. And now, by failing to speak out about his platform's misuse, it seems that he's once again treating his users with disrespect.

It's not that Facebook, as a company, has been silent. Last Friday, Facebook released a public statement that it had banned Cambridge Analytica from its platformjust before a joint investigation about the firm and its tactics was published by the New York Times and Observer.

And Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, Facebook's VP of AR and VR, has frequently taken to Twitter to weigh in on various mattersmost notably the scandal around Russian troll farms using Facebook to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.

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