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This year, the CEO and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has vowed to protect Facebook from becoming an avenue for fake news and inappropriate government influence.
Since 2009, Zuckerberg has given himself a personal challenge at the beginning of every year.
And today, he said that his next task was to stop the abuse of the social network of Facebook.
In his Facebook account, Zuckerberg posted: “The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do — whether it’s protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent.
“My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues.”
In his statement, Zuckerberg also acknowledged that the public was losing its trust in large technology firms, stating that the emergence of a small number of tech companies made people suspicious that they were too powerful.
Twitter, Facebook, and Google will all be grilled by MPs next year as parliamentarians set pressure on tech firms in order to stop the spread of misinformation in the form of fake news.