Scandal-strewn walking catastrophe Facebook has sunken even deeper into the digital mire, and looks to be going full Ceefax if it doesn’t radically address its many troublesome issues sharpish.
The bungling social media firm has revealed that the data of around 87 million of its users was ‘improperly shared’ with dubious political consulting company Cambridge Analytica – a firm fishier than a pool party at Captain Birdseye’s house.
However, Facebook, which provides a handy platform for people to waste their time to a once unthinkable degree while apparently simultaneously being manipulated by shadowy organisations in the employ of even more shadowy political forces, reckons its slowly learning from the glaring screw-ups it specialises in.
Attempting to keep his job, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has very recently adopted a “I both know what’s going on and care” approach to reality, admitting that ‘clearly we should have done more, and we will going forward’.
To be fair, when you have to spend a huge amount of your resources cleverly moving money around to avoid local tax regimes, you probably have very little time left to comprehend and question the ethical practices of your gargantuan global network. It’s about priorities.
Anyway, during a press conference yesterday, Mr Zuckerberg continued with his new mea culpa approach, claiming ‘we understand that we need to take a broader view of our responsibility’. Hmm. That remains to be seen.
So, where does all this leave us? Who knows! Click ‘Like’ at the bottom of this story if you enjoyed it, or ‘Send All My Details To Cambridge Analytica’ if you’d like to learn more.