Tag: mark zuckerberg
Embattled Facebook to make young adults its new ‘North Star’
What a month Facebook is having, in a bad way, as a range of news organisations get stuck in to a treasure trove of leaked documents showing its inner workings.
October 26, 2021
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg sets out stall on ‘free expression’
He may not have mentioned music, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s speech at Georgetown University yesterday is essential reading for anyone who’s interested in how the social network’s upper echelons view the world....
October 18, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg on TikTok competition: ‘This is a real thing’
Leaked audio from an internal Facebook meeting where CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions from staff has been making headlines – mainly around his promise of a “fight” if politicians try to break his company up....
October 2, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg calls for more regulation of the internet
Governments and regulators should be doing more to make internet companies like Facebook accountable for their impact on free speech and society more generally… says Mark Zuckerberg. Yes, the social network’s CEO is trying...
April 1, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is Facebook’s new watchword
Facebook’s relationship with privacy? It’s complicated, although critics of the company (like Tim Cook, who’s just been rebranded by Donald Trump as ‘Tim Apple’) might use a few other words....
March 7, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals personal challenge for 2019
Imagine being Mark Zuckerberg, trying to think of your annual ‘personal challenge’ for 2019, after the 2018 that Facebook had. Yet the social network’s CEO is sticking to his guns of choosing a new challenge every January...
January 9, 2019
Facebook reorients corporate mission around communities
What’s that? You thought Facebook was already about community? Well, yes, but it’s a community facing growing criticism on multiple counts: from enabling the spread of fake news to hiving people off into political ‘filter...
February 17, 2017
Facebook expects to spend another $3bn on virtual reality
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified yesterday in a court case that has seen games company ZeniMax Media suing Oculus VR, claiming that it stole trade secrets used to develop its Oculus Rift headset. Zuckerberg said...
January 18, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg’s AI butler also recommends music
Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chooses a ‘personal project’ to focus on, with 2016’s being the development of an artificial-intelligence butler named Jarvis. It’s an app and Facebook Messenger chatbot...
December 20, 2016
Facebook has reportedly developed censorship tech for China
“Facebook’s heel turn in late 2016 has been incredible to behold,” tweeted Guardian journalist Alex Hern this morning. He was referring not just to the ongoing hoo-ha about fake news on the social network, but to a...
November 23, 2016
‘Fake News’ concerns spread from Facebook to Google
Facebook has been under attack since the US presidential election last week, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the defensive over the role the social network – and the fake news stories that spread through it – played in Donald...
November 16, 2016
Facebook to fund VR apps and entertainment with $250m
Yesterday saw virtual-reality developers gather for Facebook’s Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a keynote appearance. Among the announcements: Facebook has spent $250m funding new VR...
October 10, 2016