Zuckerberg admits “breach of trust” in Facebook data row

Mar 22, 2018, 7:20 AM EDT
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a raft of corrective measures.
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Following outrage over the abuse of data of 50 million Facebook users, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site, apologized for a “breach of trust,” assuring that the platform is taking the right steps against “rogue apps.”

Zuckerberg’s statement lacked any remorse for the wrong that Facebook users have been subjected to and sounded more like a legal and political defense, without offering any explanation over why the platform brushed the scandal under the carpet, writes the BBC.

Facebook is under the legal scanner in Europe, the U.S. and other parts of the world after a whistleblower blew the lid off the breach, which involved a London-based political consultancy “harvesting” the data of the platform’s users for its business interests, notes Reuters