Even though Mark accepted that Facebook didn’t do enough to protect it’s user’s privacy in the wake of the data harvesting scandal rocking the social media company, and has accepted full responsibilty for the mistakes,he has stated in a recent phone interview with journalists that he won’t quit. He stated without mincing words that he is still the best man to lead the company.
His response came on the heels of the scandal rocking the organisation which Facebook stated that personal data of up to 87million users could have been mistakenly handed over to Cambridge Analytica,the company that is been accused of using user’s personal data to target them.
Zuckergerb said :
“I think life is about learning from your mistakes and working out what you need to do to move forward.”
“When you’re building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world there are going to be things you mess up,” he added.
After another reporter asked if the board had discussed whether he should step down as chairman in the wake of the company’s recent drop in stock price, he said: “Not that I’m aware of.”
“We didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is. That was a huge mistake. It was my mistake,” he said at the start of the call.
Mr Zuckerberg said that the 87 million figure, buried near the bottom of a Facebook blog post earlier in the day, was “the maximum number” thought possible, and admitted “we don’t actually know” the true total that were affected.