Zuckerberg: We need to take a more active view in policing Facebook ecosystem
After more than a decade of promises to do better how is today's apology different?
And why should we trust Facebook to make the necessary changes to ensure user privacy and give people a clearer picture of your privacy policies?
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
So we have made a lot of mistakes in running the company.
I think it's pretty much impossible, I believe, to start a company in your dorm room and then grow it to be at the scale that we're at now without Without making some mistake.
And because our service is about helping people connect an information, those mistakes have been different in how, we try not to make the same mistake multiple times, but in general, a lot of the mistakes are around how people connect to each other just because of the nature of the service Overall, I would say that we're going through a broader philosophical shift in how we approach our responsiblity as a company.
For the first 10 or 12 years of the company, I viewed our responsibility as primarily Building tools that if we could put those tools in people's hands then that would empower people to do good things.
What I think we've learned now across a number of issues, not just data privacy but also fake news and foreign interference in elections is that we need to take a more proactive role and a broader view of our responsibility.
It's not enough to just build tools.
We need to make sure that they're used for good.
And that means that we need to now take a more active view in policing the ecosystem and in watching and kind of looking out and making sure that all of the members in our community are using these tools in a way that's gonna be good and healthy.
So, at the end of the day This is gonna be something where people will measure us by our results on this.
It's not that I expect that anything I say here today to necessarily change people's view, but I'm committed to getting this right.
And I believe that over the coming years, once we fully work all of these solutions through, people will see real differences.