Zuckerberg himself admitted to Facebook being manipulated by Russian Federation in order to affect American politics. “I can’t believe we’re only four months in”.
“I know a lot of you are going to have questions about this”, Zuckerberg said during his keynote speech.
At a time when Facebook is still embroiled in a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, with the dating app, the company looks to only be taking the weird and intrusive one notch up. The company said that there were just four million users in the recent quarter with a total of 191 million daily active users. We understand this category better than anyone.
After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Facebook has started to take the privacy and security of the users seriously. Herrick stated that it would give Facebook an insight into “people’s wants and desires around dating directly in a much cleaner way than how they were getting that type of data previously”.
“We need to make sure that never happens again”, Zuckerberg told the audience.
Cambridge Analytica, which worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign during the election, announced on Wednesday that it’s shutting down.
Now, the ever-evolving social media giant has made a decision to save everyone’s time by taking matrimony and dating sites out of the scene and creating something similar on Facebook.
Despite their humorous response, Facebook’s announcement caused Match’s share price to drop more than 20 per cent yesterday.
Before introducing dating, Facebook created Marketplace, where people can browse items for sale nearby, in a bid to compete with Craigslist and eBay.
Zuckerberg explained that making a dating profile on Facebook will be optional, and that profile will not be shown to the friends of the owner. The tool lets users see the information about the apps and the websites that they’ve visited, and lets them delete the information from those sites. In Zuckerberg’s speech he publicized numerous updates & announcements, here is a list of our top ten.
In a nutshell, “Headline risks mostly in the near-term; If history is prelude the service holds minimal long-term risk to match. If Facebook is offering a platform that caters to older individuals looking for love, it can only be a positive move”.
He said he would provide more details during Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, which kicks off on Tuesday.
It took some of the blame, particularly in terms of not acting more quickly in certain instances and in failing to anticipate how its platform could be used by nefarious actors. “We are betting that Match Group will face minimal longer-risks from Facebook Dating and have not altered our numbers or a valuation multiples”, Anthony concludes.
Zuckerberg said at F8 that Facebook will “keep building, even while we focus on keeping people safe”. “There’s no guarantee that we get this right”.
Past hacker attacks like the one on Ashley Madison in 2015 led to the release of sensitive member data – which unlike Dating is marketed toward people who are already married or in relationships.