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Zuckerberg Says Fixing Facebook Will Take Years

Zuckerberg Says Fixing Facebook Will Take Years
Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
 

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 07:55 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fixing the company's problems will take many years.

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said he wishes he could snap his fingers and solve everything in three to six months. But, he said, "these are big issues" and a big shift for Facebook.

That says, he says the company will have "turned a corner" on a lot of these issues by the end of the year.

Zuckerberg has set fixing Facebook as his personal challenge for 2018.

The issues Facebook needs to address go beyond the privacy scandal involving Trump-affiliated consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook also has been dealing with fake news, the use of Facebook to spread hate and discord and concerns about social media's effect on people's mental well-being.

In a call with media on Wednesday, Zuckerberg called this a "huge mistake" and added, "it's my mistake."

Referring to the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, he said that it isn't enough for Facebook to believe app developers when they say they follow the rules. He says Facebook has to ensure they do.

Earlier in the day, Facebook revealed that as many as 87 million people might have had their data accessed by Cambridge Analytica — an increase from the 50 million disclosed in published reports.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fixing the company's problems will take many years.In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said he wishes he could snap his fingers and solve everything in three to six months.
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