BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) --
You’re Mark Zuckerberg, and for years you’ve had problems proving yourself worthy of your customers’ trust.
You’ve been fined by governments and criticized all over the world for exploiting the data you gather in unsavory ways that have often violated very specific promises you’ve made.
And on top of allowing your platform to be used for some of the worst actors in the world to spread vile disinformation and manipulate the democratic process, it has now emerged that you knew for years your pitiful security measures were doing little or nothing to keep sleazy political operatives from filching your customers’ personal data.
You had four days working with the best PR people money can buy to come up with a public statement. And what you come up with may be the single most clueless, arrogant response in the modern history of corporate communications.
In his statement, it takes just four sentences for Zuckerberg to drop this whopper about the Cambridge Analytica data breach: “The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago.”
Really? So, why didn’t they work?
Zuckerberg doesn’t mention the role his failure may have played in the election, doesn’t admit that he’s been prioritizing profits over trust and honesty, and worst of all, never apologizes.
Keep your eye on this guy and his smug, odious accomplices.
Mark Zuckerberg may go down as the worst, most irresponsible CEO in the history of corporate capitalism.
And that’s really saying something.
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