Mark Zuckerberg responds to Tim Cook's harsh criticism of Facebook

Doris Richards
April 9, 2018

Sandberg also said, in a different interview, that Facebook could not conduct such an audit because it must wait for the United Kingdom information commissioner to finish its investigation of Cambridge Analytica's election activity.

For example, if you deactivate your Facebook profile, and had previously logged in to Spotify premium via the social media giant, you will be unable to retrieve your account. Some advertisers and users have left Facebook, although the company has said it hasn't been a significant number yet.

Zuckerberg also told reporters on Wednesday that the company could do a better job of explaining what it does with user data.

The tiff between two of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley started last week when Cook was asked what he would do if he were Zuckerberg in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In the future, you'll be able to delete your messages from other peoples' inboxes.

She consequently called for "clear and legally-binding regulatory requirements on the operators of social networks on the European level" and demanded that Facebook should reveal its internal algorithms to public authorities.


Company officials acknowledged to Chicago Tribune that the abuse of Facebook's search tools happened over the course of several years. "And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages".

This news comes after Facebook spent months downplaying its role in Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election and days ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress, when he will be grilled about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

AggregateIQ has never managed, nor did we ever have access to, any Facebook data or database allegedly obtained improperly by Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook has suspended AggregateIQ, a Canadian data firm that played a key part in the UK's Brexit campaign. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages. TechCrunch compared email receipts from 2010 which prove Facebook messages from Zuckerberg were sent, with the Facebook chat logs-proving that the messages were deleted in-house. "We are now trying to do that", Sandberg also said.

Though Facebook has not finalised how the feature will work, it would, or atleast its announcement would, cool things down for now. Some 55% of users in Ireland think there should be more restrictions and policies put in place on social media platforms. He noted that the professor who provided the data firm with the Facebook profiles was traveling between the United Kingdom and Russian Federation. "We made mistakes and I own them and they are on me". By increasing transparency around ads and Pages on Facebook, we can increase accountability for advertisers improving our service for everyone, Facebook said.

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