Mark Zuckerberg says that the social media platform will work towards bringing people together
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for hurting and dividing people through his social media platform and said he would work to do better.
Zuckerberg said, “We reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for our mistakes. For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better.” “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better. May we all be better in the year ahead, and may you all be inscribed in the book of life.”
Facebook has been facing an intense scrutiny over the presence of Russian ads on its platform during the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump has also accused the platform of being ‘anti-Trump’.
Zuckerberg responded to the criticism saying: “Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.”