Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's 2018: We've changed, we promise

CNET | 12/28/2018 | Ian Sherr
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Mark Zuckerberg in happier times, two years ago.

It's nearly the new year, which means time for some reflection on what's happened and what's to come. For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that means looking back on one really tough year.

Wunderkind - Year - Years - Co-founding - Facebook

The 34-year old wunderkind struggled this year, in what's been arguably the toughest in the 14 years since co-founding Facebook in his Harvard dorm room.

There was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, followed by Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill, then a massive hack affecting 29 million people. And don't forget the bombshell report from The New York Times questioning both Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg's leadership. In just a short couple of years, Zuckerberg has gone from possible presidential contender to a parody on SNL. It's been rough.

Post - Friday - Zuckerberg - Defensive

In his year-end post on Friday, Zuckerberg is optimistic, if a little defensive.

He ticked off changes the company's made -- or, as he put it, "We've fundamentally altered our DNA" -- to focus more on handling the bad stuff that happens on Facebook. That includes tackling Russian interference in our elections, stopping harmful and bullying posts, and promising to give people more control over their data. He also noted that Facebook now has 30,000 people working on safety and harassment issues, and it's investing billions of...
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