Mark Zuckerberg

Technology • Internet & Web
2020-05-28T10:37:26+00:00
Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Twitter for new fact-checking feature
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the White House in 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the White House in 2019 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC (Public Domain)

In an interview with Fox News, Mark Zuckerberg criticised Twitter for its new fact-checking feature, stating “private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that". He furthermore added that he believes that "Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online".
In a serious of tweets, Twitter's Jack Dorsey responded to Zuckerberg, writing: "We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. [...] This does not make us an “arbiter of truth.” Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions."

Business • Economy
2020-05-21T20:48:43+00:00
Facebook announces permanent remote work option for employees
Mark Zuckerberg F8 2018 Keynote
Mark Zuckerberg F8 2018 Keynote Credit: Anthony Quintano (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

During a live-streamed talk, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company will allow permanent remote work for many of its existing 45,000 employees and "aggressively open up" remote hiring..
Zuckerberg expects that about 50% of Facebook's workforce will work remotely within the next five to 10 years.

Technology • Internet & Web
2020-04-25T17:21:25+00:00
Facebook launchs Message Rooms with support to up to 50 people on video chats
Rendering of Message Rooms on mobile devices
Rendering of Message Rooms on mobile devices Credit: Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Messenger Rooms, a tool for starting virtual hangouts with up to 50 people, without the need for users to have a Facebook account.
The account-free nature of Messenger Rooms would appear to be a direct response to Zoom, which has exploded to 300 million daily active users during the pandemic. Other video chat platforms like Skype have followed in Zoom’s footsteps, dropping account sign-up requirements and expanding the number of supported users.