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Zuckerberg's response to Cambridge scandal omits why it delayed investigating

Zuckerberg's response to Cambridge scandal omits why it delayed investigating
From TechCrunch - March 21, 2018

I started Facebook, and at the end of the day Im responsible for what happens on our platform FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg posted after days of the public and government officials waiting for him to speak up about the Cambridge Analytica scandal since it broke Friday. We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we cant then we dont deserve to serve you. COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote we know that this was a major violation of peoples trust, and I deeply regret that we didnt do enough to deal with it.

Zuckerberg laid out a slate of changes Facebook will make to prevent past and future abuses of user data by app developers. Those include:

Whats missing from this response is any indication why Facebook didnt do more to enforce its policy prohibiting apps from sharing user data, or why it took Cambridge Analyticaat their word when they said they deleted the data without proper investigation. Or a straight-forward apology. Facebook is still playing the victim here.

Facebook was hit with one of its biggest scandals ever when multiple outlets reported that a researchers app pulled personal information about 270,000 users and 50 million of their friends, then passed that data to Cambridge Analytica. The political strategy firm then used that data to power messaging, targeting, and more for Donald Trumps presidential campaign and the Brexit Leave movement.

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