The CEO says the situation is "not good."
Mark Zuckerberg has finally apologized for Facebook's recent data breach scandal in relation to Cambridge Analytica's data mining. In a recent interview with the New York Times, the CEO says the plight for many to delete their accounts on the popular social media platform is not an ill-fated sign for the website's future.
Cambridge Analytica have been charged with collecting private data from millions of Facebook users in order to positively influence Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign presence online. Since these claims have spread throughout multiple news sources, a movement called #DeleteFacebook has been backed by celebrities such as Cher and Jim Carrey, and has been spreading like wildfire over Twitter.
Zuckerberg hasn't notice a steep decline in users since the news broke, but does admit that this has effectively created a much larger problem for Facebook. "I think it’s a clear signal that this is a major trust issue for people, and I understand that," he notes. "And whether people delete their app over it or just don’t feel good about using Facebook, that’s a big issue that I think we have a responsibility to rectify."
Facebook will have to do some serious damage control in order to re-stabilize its reputation amid this blunder, which has many concerned about how seemingly private information can be easily mined as users unwillingly become products of shady operations.